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Age-standardised cancer death rates have been falling in Australia. from shutterstock.com

How Australians Die: cause #2 – cancers

Currently, seven cancer types are listed in the top 20 causes of death in Australia. These are cancers of the lung, blood and lymph, bowel, prostate, breast, pancreas, skin and some childhood cancers.
Pancreatic cancer cells (left) next to normal pancreatic cells (right) Ed Uthan/flickr

Pancreatic cancer is really four separate cancers: study

A new study has identified that pancreatic cancer is not one, but four types of cancer, and opened the door to possible new treatments.
The actions of cells underpin new thinking about pancreatic cancer, which took the life of Apple’s Steve Jobs. James Mitchell

How deadly cancer may actually be spread by survival mechanism

Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease. With a ten-year survival rate of just 1%, it has the poorest prognosis of all solid tumours. The main reason for this is that tumours of the pancreas largely…
We can’t always see no evil. Alicakes

Charity campaigns may cause outrage, but shock sells

A campaign for Pancreatic Cancer Action recently stirred up controversy over advertising “shock tactics”. In the advert, genuine sufferers of the disease stated to camera that “I wish I had testicular…
A lot of cancer researchers shy away from researching cancers where they can’t see a clear research path going forward 10 or 15 years, the author of the report said. Pan American Health Organization-PAHO / World Health

Total cancer death rate drops but progress slow on ‘forgotten cancers’

Australia’s mortality rate for all cancers has dropped 28% in 20 years, new figures show, but progress has been slow in the…
The consortium’s work means cancer’s reign as one of our most devastating diseases may be over sooner rather than later. shutterstock.com

Beginning of the end for cancer?

The first results of the most comprehensive genetic survey of cancer ever to be undertaken by an international consortium of researchers have just started to come in. The consortium is mapping mutations…

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