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Research Report Newsletter February 2014 – Issue 24

Inside you will find: Information on Cancer Council’s research on Cancer Risk Factors – Alcohol, Smoking, BMI and Physical Activity More about Cancer Risk Factors – Infectious Agents, Hormones, Sun Exposure and Sleep Ways to reduce the risk of erectile … Continue reading

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CLEAR Study Resource is open for scientists!

At December 2013 CLEAR Study  has collected data from almost 10,000 people with and without cancer to provide a better understanding of the genetic and environmental causes of cancer in NSW.  Data and blood samples are now available to the … Continue reading

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Research Report Newsletter Autumn 2012 – Issue 18

Inside you will find: What is cancer research - Learn more about what research we do and why we do it The CLEAR Study - Population research helps find cancer causes Thyroid cancer - The incidence of thyroid cancer increasing while mortality remains … 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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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”