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Research snapshot – Risk factors for the development of melanoma vary according to body site Laskar 2020

history. Knowing these risk factors will allow better understanding of that person’s melanoma risk according to body site. Contact: Joanne Aitken Reference: Laskar R, Ferreiro-Iglesias A, Bishop DT, Iles MM, Kanetsky PA, Armstrong BK, Law MH, Goldstein AM, Aitken…

risk factor

A substance or condition that increases an individual’s chance of developing a particular type of cancer….

Research snapshot – Assessing the accuracy of melanoma risk prediction models Vuong 2020

What is known? Melanoma risk-prediction models are statistical models that aim to estimate an individual’s risk of developing melanoma based on the person’s known risk factors, such as presence of moles (or naevi), sunburn history and hair colour. These models…

News: Building healthy habits and reducing cancer risk this Tradies Health Month

commonly perceived as a workplace cancer risk. Work environments may also indirectly affect the risk of cancer by enabling unhealthy behaviours, such as poor nutrition and physical inactivity. Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan urged Queensland workers and employers to…

Research snapshot – Risk of thyroid cancer following hysterectomy Rahman 2021

What is known? Hysterectomy has been associated with an increased thyroid cancer risk but it is unclear whether this is due to a biological link or due to increased diagnosis of indolent cancers due to greater medical contact What is…

granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF)

A protein that helps increase the bone marrow production of certain white blood cells called neutrophils, which fight infection.

News: Queenslanders risk cancer death due to late detection

…CCQ research shows Queensland women living in outer regional or socioeconomically disadvantaged areas were more likely to be diagnosed with advanced breast cancer than other women. The risk of being diagnosed with advanced colon cancer was also higher in more…

News: Inadequate shade puts Queensland kids at risk

Inadequate shade structures at pools, playgrounds and parks may be putting Queensland kids at increased risk of skin cancer, according to new national research. Cancer Council Queensland has called on State and local governments to ensure all outdoor recreational areas…

News: Welders reminded to protect themselves at work to reduce cancer risk

Chris McMillan said increased awareness of workplace cancer risks was critical in helping to reduce an individual’s cancer risk. “In Australia an estimated 70,600 people work in the structural steel and welding trade, potentially increasing their risk of developing some…