Sunscreen can help prevent skin cancers that two in three Australians are affected by in our lifetime. This article from Oncology News breaks down a number of myths that help prevent Australians from applying the topical protection.
Research funded by the Cancer Council Australia has estimated 30, 000 cases of cancer could be prevented in Australia. This article reminds us, with the festive season approaching, it is beneficial to keep in mind the health effects of alcohol consumption.
There is increasing evidence for a role of exercise in supporting health and wellbeing of people who have been diagnosed with cancer. New international exercise guidelines provide a helpful summary of current evidence and recommendations: https://news.ubc.ca/2019/10/16/new-international-exercise-guidelines-for-cancer-survivors/
There is good news from a recently published evaluation of HPV vaccination in Scotland. Rates of pre-cancerous changes detected by cervical screening have decreased by 88% in the decade since introduction of routine vaccination against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), as reported here.
Cancer survivors can have complex needs requiring rehabilitation, according to this recent report. CABLab researchers are proud to be part of global efforts to improve rehabilitation for cancer survivors.
Congratulations to CabLab researcher Dean Vuksanovic, whose PhD thesis has been approved after examination. Dean’s thesis, titled “Empirical Foundations of Dignity Therapy: Comparing Dignity Therapy with Life Review for Palliative Care Patients” was supervised by Dr Heather Green, Prof Murray Dyck, and Prof Shirley Morrissey. The thesis has already resulted in 3 publications with a total of 26 citations so far, e.g., his main randomised controlled trial at this link.
Cancer Council Australia recently released a new fact sheet called Understanding changes in thinking and memory. Dr Green was one of the collaborators who helped to produce this factsheet, which is the first of its kind in the world that provides free, online, evidence based information about this issue which affects some (but not all) people who have cancer or who have previously been treated for cancer.