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Cervical cancer could be eliminated globally by 2100

Wednesday 20 February

A new study by Cancer Council NSW, in partnership with the International Agency for Research on Cancer, has found that cervical cancer has potential to be eliminated as a public health problem by the end of the century in most… Read More

Bowel cancer on the rise in Australians under 50

Tuesday 22 January

A recent study by Cancer Council NSW has found that the incidence of bowel cancer (colon and rectal) is increasing in Australians under the age of 50. Bowel cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia, with around… Read More

Lung cancer mortality rates dropping in Australia

Monday 17 December

A new study by Cancer Council NSW has found that Australia’s lung cancer mortality rates will drop between now and 2040. Due to the extensive lag time between smoking exposure and lung cancer mortality, the results are likely linked to… Read More

Anal cancer rates rising in Australia

Thursday 6 December

A new study by Cancer Council NSW has found that rates of anal cancer have significantly increased in both men and women in high-income countries, including Australia, since the late 1980s, particularly in those aged under 60. Researchers say it’s… Read More

Australia set to eliminate cervical cancer by 2035

Wednesday 3 October

Australia is set to become the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer following the success of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination program and the changes to the National Cervical Screening Program. New research from Cancer Council… Read More