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Research Report Newsletter Summer 2012 – Issue 17

Inside you will find: Prostate Cancer – Learn more about the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men Skin cancer & Vit B3 – A low cost way to prevent non-melanoma skin cancer Cancer and Aboriginal People – Aboriginal Patterns of … Continue reading

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Research Report Newsletter Spring 2011 – Issue 16

Inside you will find: NSW Biobank – Creating one of the top ten biobanks in the world. CLEAR Study – The next steps in our study on Cancer, Lifestyle and Evaluation of Risk. Research Activity Report – The annual report … Continue reading

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Patients have a poor understanding of the causes of cancer

Link here to Croakey.com, the Crikey health blog   Freddy Sitas, Director of Research, Cancer Council NSW, writes: Myths and cancer can go together hand in hand. Not surprisingly, in a complex disease that horribly impacts upon, and cuts short … Continue reading

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Australian patients name financial pressure as top cause of cancer

Australian patients have blamed stress about money and their mortgage above smoking, obesity, and family history as the number one reason for what caused their cancer.  An unprecedented Cancer Council survey of more than 2,850 cancer patients has revealed that … Continue reading

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Research Report Newsletter Winter 2011 – Issue 15

Inside you will find: CLEAR Study – 5,000 more volunteers needed. Cervical Cancer – How often should you be tested. ENRICH Program – An exercise and nutrition routine for patients and carers. Prostate Cancer Study – Determining the causes of … Continue reading

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Research Report Newsletter Autumn 2011 – Issue 14

Inside you will find: Spotlight on researcher – Dr Peter Greer. FamilyFIT – a program to increase child and parent activity. CLEAR Study – why we need your help. Prostate Cancer Study – researching use of alternative therapies. Patterns of … Continue reading

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Research Report Newsletter Winter 2010 – Issue 13

Inside you will find: Participate online in CLEAR study. Advanced prostate cancer. Reduce smoking rates guide. Other causes of skin cancer. Help us improve care for. Mesothelioma sufferers. Cancer researcher honoured. Click here to download the PDF document

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Thank you to all the people who have taken part in CLEAR.

Their questionnaire data and blood samples will help us understand risk factors for cancer in NSW.

Freddy SitasAssociate Professor Freddy Sitas

“Many people think the only way to help research is to give a financial donation, but when it comes to a broad reaching study such as CLEAR, we’re totally reliant on the courage and goodwill of cancer patients in the community.”

Karen CanfelAssociate Professor Karen Canfell

“We have an enormous diversity of lifestyles: we can compare and get meaningful answers about the causes of cancer”