• Tackling cervical cancer in the Western Pacific

    Lucienne Bamford     |      April 21, 2021

    Researchers at The Kirby Institute will collaborate on a first-of-its-kind program to set Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu on a path to eliminating cervical cancer.

  • Solving cancer’s genetic jigsaw

    Cheryl Critchley     |      February 14, 2020

    Mapping the human genome is revolutionising medicine, and better understanding of its genetic roots could help turn cancer into a more manageable chronic disease like diabetes.

  • The atlas of cancer

    Nerissa Hannink     |      February 10, 2020

    Scientists around the world have collaborated to create the most comprehensive map of whole cancer genomes to date, improving our fundamental understanding of cancer and how to treat it.

  • First, do no harm

    Open Forum     |      January 28, 2020

    Australians are increasingly being diagnosed with cancers that will do them no harm if left undetected or untreated, exposing them to unnecessary surgeries and chemotherapy.

  • Whole-genome sequencing is changing cancer care

    Maarten IJzerman     |      May 1, 2019

    Whole-genome sequencing is changing the treatment of cancer in Australia but we have to understand the scope of its usefulness in the real-world to support a more sustainable, affordable health system.

  • There’s no such thing as a safe tan

    Katie Lee     |      January 12, 2019

    Getting outdoors in the sunshine is essential for both our physical and mental health but protecting ourselves from the pitiless Australian sun is vital if we want to avoid skin cancer.

  • Keep slapping on the suncream

    Open Forum     |      November 23, 2018

    It’s safe to slap on the sunscreen this summer – in repeated doses – despite what you may have read about the potential toxicity of sunscreens.

  • Queensland cancer patients hit by out of pocket costs

    Open Forum     |      June 12, 2018

    One quarter of Queenslanders diagnosed with cancer will pay upfront doctors’ fees of more than $20,000 in the first two years, according to a new study shining a light on out-of-pocket costs for survivors.