Cancer Institute NSW: Latest NewsCancer Institute NSW: Latest News from the Cancer Institute NSWhttp://www.cancerinstitute.org.au/feeds/news2013-06-19T04:54:59ZProfessor Robyn Ward Receives Premier’s Award for Individual Excellence & AchievementProfessor Robyn Ward Receives Premier’s Award for Individual Excellence & AchievementThe Cancer Institute NSW congratulates Professor Robyn Ward, who was yesterday announced as the recipient for the Premier’s Award for Individual Excellence and Achievement. 2013-06-14T00:00:00+10:00Human Resources CoordinatorHuman Resources CoordinatorAn exciting opportunity to build your career in HR through a busy and varied role in support of the Cancer Institute's activities and programs in New South Wales.
2013-06-04T00:00:00+10:00Cancer 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+10:00Last Days Remaining for Early Bird Tickets for 2013 NSW Premier’s Awards for Outstanding Cancer ResearchLast Days Remaining for Early Bird Tickets for 2013 NSW Premier’s Awards for Outstanding Cancer ResearchThe State’s top research minds and cancer control advocates will join together once again, on 2 August 2013, to celebrate the finest work of the previous year at the NSW Premier’s Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research. Hosted by broadcaster, comedian and self confessed science geek, Adam Spencer of ABC radio, the evening offers the opportunity for the cancer research community to join together in celebration of the work being done in the State.2013-05-27T00:00:00+10:00The Cancer Institute NSW supports new multicultural theatre projectThe Cancer Institute NSW supports new multicultural theatre projectThis week marked the launch of a new multicultural theatre project, ‘Alive and Out There’ which aims to reduce the stigma of cancer among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. The launch at Hurstville Civic Centre saw excerpts of the plays, which have been funded by the Cancer Institute NSW.2013-05-23T00:00:00+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+10:00Breast Imaging Clinical Fellowship ApplicationsBreast Imaging Clinical Fellowship ApplicationsThe Cancer Institute NSW is proud to announce that applications are now open for the Cancer Institute NSW Breast Imaging Clinical Fellowship Program 2014.2013-04-17T00:00:00+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+11:00In the news: Low vitamin D linked to food allergiesIn the news: Low vitamin D linked to food allergiesChief Cancer Officer and CEO Cancer Institute NSW Professor David Currow responds to new reasearch linking vitamin D deficiency with food allergies in infants. He advises parents of the continued importance of protecting their children from harmful UV rays.2013-03-05T00:00:00+11:00Opportunity for consumer members on Cancer Institute NSW advisory committeesOpportunity for consumer members on Cancer Institute NSW advisory committees The Cancer Institute NSW is committed to meaningfully including people affected by cancer in all aspects of cancer control by harnessing their valuable expertise to inform grants, policy and activities. Involving consumers in strategic committees is increasingly being recognised as best practice nationally and internationally.2013-02-15T00:00:00+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+11:002013 Competitive Grants Calendar released2013 Competitive Grants Calendar releasedThe Cancer Institute NSW 2013 Competitive Grants Calendar is now available. 2012-12-07T00:00:00+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+11:00Unmasking the deadly secrets of pancreatic cancerUnmasking the deadly secrets of pancreatic cancerGarvan Institute of Medical Research: A large-scale study, supported by the Cancer Institute NSW, that defines the complexity of underlying mutations responsible for pancreatic cancers in more than 100 patients was published in Nature today.2012-10-25T00:00:00+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+11:00