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News: Queensland researchers discover cancer kill switch for breast cancer subtype

available for their specific breast cancer. “This research worked to identify potential new drug targets for breast cancer that act by changing the level of calcium inside breast cancer cells to stop their growth. “While more research is still needed…

Breast Cancer

see What Is Cancer? Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas…

Research snapshot – Breast cancer statistics for young females in Queensland Youlden 2020

What is known? Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among adolescent and young adult females (ages 15-39) worldwide. Younger age has been identified as an independent predictor of poorer prognosis for breast cancer, even after accounting for tumour…

Research snapshot – Factors associated with high severity breast cancer Kou 2020

breast cancer at diagnosis in the Australian population. What is new? We carried out an analysis of the results based on a study of a large cohort of over 3300 women diagnosed with breast cancer in Queensland. We found that…

News: CCQ helps to fund breast cancer breakthrough

A grant from CCQ has led to a research breakthrough that could help doctors to beat the most deadly and difficult to treat breast cancers. The breakthrough involves the identification of a genetic treatment target for aggressive breast cancers, thanks…

Blog: Breast cancer survivor shares powerful message of early detection

made the proactive decision to visit her doctor the following day. It was that day Laraine’s worst nightmare became her reality. She was diagnosed with breast cancer. “I was very lucky we found the cancer when we…

News: New hope in battle against drug-resistant breast cancer

HER2, a protein found on the surface of breast cancer cells. Around one in five breast cancer patients are HER2-positive. Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Queensland women – around 2900 new cases are diagnosed each year,…

News: Researchers Find New Breast Cancer Treatment Target

University of Queensland researchers have discovered a way of predicting cancer-free survival in breast cancer patients and identified a new treatment target. The researchers, led by Professor George Muscat from UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB), has found that breast

News: Genetic variant increases breast cancer risk

women discuss their individual risk of breast cancer and steps to prevent breast cancer with a trained professional,” Ms Clift said. “All women should be breast aware by checking their breasts regularly. It’s critically important that women who notice changes…