Cancer Institute NSW: Media ReleasesCancer Institute NSW: Media Releases from the Cancer Institute NSWhttp://www.cancerinstitute.org.au/feeds/media-releases2013-06-19T15:23:41ZCancer Institute Supports New Bowel Screening CampaignCancer Institute NSW Supports New Bowel Cancer Screening CampaignAustralians of all ages are being encouraged to team up with some familiar faces in a new campaign from Bowel Cancer Australia, supported by the Cancer Institute NSW, to get more people to screen for bowel cancer as participation rates continue to lag well behind gender specific cancers.2013-05-29T00:00:00+10:00Cancer Institute NSW Funds Development Of New Skin Cancer DrugCancer Institute NSW Funds Development Of New Skin Cancer DrugA new class of drug targeting skin cancer’s genetic material has been successfully tested in humans for the first time. Funded in part by a translational research grant from the Cancer Institute NSW, this opens the way to new treatments for a range of conditions, from skin cancers to eye diseases.
2013-05-08T00:00:00+10:00Campaign launches to help make cervical cancer historyCampaign launches to help make cervical cancer history: critical need to increase Pap test screening rates The Cancer Institute NSW has launched a campaign urging Australian women to have regular, potentially lifesaving Pap tests. Pap tests can prevent up to 90 per cent of cervical cancers, yet the Institute warns that cervical screening participation rates in Australia are alarmingly low at 57.5 percent of women. 2013-04-30T00:00:00+10:00Australia Leads In Outcomes For Colo-Rectal Cancers, New International Study FindsAustralia Leads In Outcomes For Colo-Rectal Cancers, New International Study FindsAustralia has one of the highest incidences of bowel cancer (colon and rectal cancers) in the world In NSW alone there are over 3,000 new cases of colon cancer and 1,670 cases of rectal cancer diagnosed each year. However, a new international study has found that we also lead the way in terms of survival rates for colo-rectal cancers.2013-04-16T00:00:00+10:00Early detection doubles survival rates of lung cancerEarly detection doubles survival rates of lung cancerA new public education campaign has been launched by the Minister for Health, Jillian Skinner, and the Cancer Institute NSW, aimed at improving the survival rates of people diagnosed with lung cancer by encouraging early detection.
2013-03-17T00:00:00+11:00$2.9 million invested into clinical trials for cancer$2.9 million invested into clinical trials for cancerPeople with cancer across NSW are set to benefit from the NSW Government’s latest investment in clinical trials, announced today by Cancer Institute NSW.2013-02-15T00:00:00+11:00Busy lifestyles a barrier to early cancer detection in NSWBusy lifestyles a barrier to early cancer detection in NSWAlmost one quarter of NSW residents would put off a trip to the doctor because they were too busy, despite suffering from symptoms consistent with cancer. Released today in a new international cancer study, the survey also reveals 21 per cent of people in NSW say they are put off going to the doctor because they are worried about what they might find.2013-02-04T00:00:00+11:00$3.4 million for new generation of cancer researchers$3.4 million for new generation of cancer researchersHealth and Medical Research Minister Jillian Skinner has awarded $3.4 million in grants to six young researchers who are forging careers to find new treatments and a cure for cancer.2013-01-08T00:00:00+11:00Tobacco companies target states poorStudy reveals tobacco companies target State's poorA study by the Cancer Institute NSW, has revealed tobacco retailers are concentrated in the areas of the State that can least afford it. The study suggests that this may be a deliberate strategy by the tobacco industry, rather than a response to higher demand.
2012-12-18T00:00:00+11:00United front against skin cancer in NSWUnited front against skin cancer in NSWHealth Minister Jillian Skinner has announced a new skin cancer prevention strategy which outlines how government, not-for-profit, health and community groups will unite to reduce the devastating impact of skin cancer.2012-11-16T00:00:00+11:00NSW Government boosts cancer researchNSW Government boosts cancer researchChildren with cancer will be among many patients who are set to benefit from a $3.6 million investment in cancer research, the Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research, Jillian Skinner, announced today.2012-10-23T00:00:00+11:00Make time for a mammogram this Pink Ribbon DayMake time for a mammogram this Pink Ribbon DayThe Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research, Jillian Skinner, is encouraging women aged 50 – 69 years to pencil in some breast check time for Pink Ribbon Day.2012-10-22T00:00:00+11:00Unhealthy state - NSW lifestyle report cardUnhealthy state: NSW lifestyle report card puts weight, diet, physical activity, drinking habits to the testThe Cancer Institute NSW has released the NSW Lifestyle Report Card which paints a grim picture of the lifestyle behaviours of the State. Men and women are falling short of the recommended intake of vegetables, many are not exercising enough and drinking well above recommended guidelines.2012-09-21T13:00:00+10:00Minister announces community cancer projectsMinister announces community cancer projectsThe Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research, Jillian Skinner, has launched 18 community and local projects to improve cancer care across the state, particularly in multicultural and Aboriginal communities.2012-09-11T09:20:00+10:00New evidence reveals inexperience in complex cancer surgeries costs livesNew evidence reveals inexperience in complex cancer surgeries costs livesThe State's peak cancer control agency, Cancer Institute NSW, has presented new information that suggests complex surgery for rarer cancers should be consolidated into specialised units across NSW. 2012-09-10T00:00:00+10:00New Deniliquin Oncology Outreach Unit openNew Deniliquin Oncology Outreach Unit openMany cancer patients at Deniliquin will now be able to receive their treatment locally rather than travelling to Albury Wodonga, the Minister for Health, Jillian Skinner and the Member for Murray Darling, John Williams announced today.2012-09-05T00:00:00+10:00NSW Health Minister launches national melanoma genome projectNSW Health Minister launches national melanoma genome projectAn ambitious two-year national research program which aims to identify the gene mutations that lead to melanoma will today be launched by the Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research, Jillian Skinner.2012-08-24T16:40:00+10:00Media Comment on Tobacco Legislation Amendment Bill 2012Cancer Institute NSW responds: Tobacco Legislation Amendment Bill 2012The Tobacco Legislation Amendment Bill has been passed by the NSW Parliament, taking NSW one step closer to becoming a smoke-free state. The amendments, part of the NSW Tobacco Strategy 2012 – 2017 which was developed after public consultation, extended the smoke-free areas declared under the Smoke-Free Environment Act to outdoor public places, including swimming pools, children’s playgrounds, organised sporting events, public transport stops and commercial outdoor dining areas.
2012-08-16T00:00:00+10:00Black Wednesday for big tobaccoBlack Wednesday for big tobaccoThe High Court of Australia has ruled against big tobacco’s challenge of the Federal Government’s plain packaging laws, which were passed by Parliament in November.2012-08-15T00:00:00+10:00Minister announces cancer researcher of the yearMinister announces cancer researcher of the yearThe Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research, Jillian Skinner, has awarded the state’s highest cancer research accolade to Professor Phyllis Butow, an Australian pioneer in psycho-oncology.2012-07-21T00:00:00+10:00