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Less invasive treatments for endometrial cancer patients

Endometrial cancer is the most common gynaecological cancer in Australia. Endometrial cancer develops in the lining of the uterus and rates of this cancer are increasing, particularly in women under 40 years of age who are overweight or obese. Endometrial cancer caught early is very curable. The current standard treatment is surgery (a total hysterectomy),…

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Lymphedema following gynaecological cancer

Cancer-related lymphedema is a debilitating condition that adversely influences quality of life. Lymphoedema is a potential problematic complication following treatment for cancer and is the accumulation of excessive amounts of fluid resulting in swelling, most commonly in the arms or legs, but can also occur in other parts of the body. Findings from the LEGS study…

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QLD Centre for Gynaecological Cancer Research recipient of Metro North Award

Congratulations to the Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer Research (QCGC) who were the recipients of a Research Excellence Award by Metro North. The Metro North Research Excellence Awards recognise and reward outstanding achievement in research across all clinical specialties and professions. QCGC won the Clinical Research Award category for their work on the LACE trial investigating…

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Seeking research participants: The SKin INnovation (SKIN) research project

Participate in a study looking at skin self-examination and skin cancer diagnosis: The SKin INnovation (SKIN) research project Researchers at QUT and UQ are currently undertaking research into skin self-examination. In particular, we are examining mobile teledermoscopy. Mobile teledermoscopy involves photographing moles and sending them to a dermatologist remotely for a diagnosis. We are looking…

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Supporting The Cancer Council's March Charge

Congratulations and well done to our researchers Melissa, Jodie and Megan on their participation in the Cancer Council’s March Charge this year. The March Charge is a personal fitness challenge where everyone participating sets themselves a walking or running goal for the month    of March. The team seeks donations to support their efforts. Funds…

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Prof Sandi Hayes recognised by ESSA for International Women’s Day

Congratulations to QUT Improving Health Outcomes for People leader Professor Sandi Hayes who was selected this year by ESSA (Exercise and Sports Science Australia) as a pioneering women in the exercise and sports science industry. This year’s International Women’s Day campaign looked at #BeBoldForChange, and last month ESSA called for nominations for influential women who…

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Kinder and gentler treatment for uterine cancer

The LACE trial is changing the standard practice in clinical care for women with uterine cancer. The LACE trial involved 760 patients and 27 surgeons throughout Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Results were recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. A keyhole approach to surgery, rather than open, abdominal can reduce the…

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