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Rural women with breast cancer choose mastectomies over radiation

Rural women with breast cancer choose mastectomies over radiation

Friday 5 February | Source: ABC News 24, Sydney

An Australian study of 6,000 breast cancer patients has found rural women may be less likely to have additional treatment like radiotherapy, with distance may being a contributing factor. Read more

Cancer Council NSW calls for additional palliative care support

Cancer Council NSW calls for additional palliative care support

Thursday 4 February | Source: Newcastle Herald

Cancer Council NSW has called on the state government today, on World Cancer Day, to ensure every person in NSW with life limiting cancer has access to specialist palliative care. Read more

Westmead-led research project is “game-changer” for cancer patients

Westmead-led research project is “game-changer” for cancer patients

Thursday 4 February | Source: Sydney Morning Herald

A new cancer research project led by Westmead scientists has been announced today and will analyse the proteins in "all types of cancers" to create a globally available database akin to the Human Genome Project. Read more

$6248 per person for healthcare as ageing population, chronic illness drives demand

$6248 per person for healthcare as ageing population, chronic illness drives demand

Wednesday 3 February | Source: Sydney Morning Herald

The public cost of Australian healthcare expenditure has grown year on year, driven by chronic illnesses and an ageing population, according to the Productivity Commission’s Report released yesterday. Read more

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