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How common is cervical cancer in Australia?

In Australia, there are just over 900 cases of cervical cancer diagnosed annually. The Cancer Council reports the risk of a woman being diagnosed by age 85 years is 1...

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How rare is vaginal cancer?

While all women are at risk of developing vaginal cancer, it is very uncommon. It’s the least common of all gynaecological cancers in Australia, with about 100 women diagnosed each year.

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Deficiencies in gynaecological cancer treatment and what can be done about it

The Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer Research (QCGC Research) is a research centre that I founded in 2002 and which is located at The University of Queensland’s Centre for Clinical research.

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Cherish Challenge – Kimberley 2022

Next month, I will be embarking on the Cherish Challenge to raise funds for research and increase awareness of gynaecological cancer.

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How common is non-HPV Cervical Cancer?

Each year about 604,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer worldwide. Globally, it is estimated that approximately 5.5–11% of cervical cancers are HPV-negative.

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Which gynaecological cancers are most likely to recur?

When a cancer returns after initial treatment, this is called a recurrence. Cancers that are diagnosed at a more advanced stage are more likely to recur, regardless of the type...

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An overview of rare gynaecological cancers

A rare cancer is one that is diagnosed in less than 6 in 100,000 Australians per year.

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Secondary Cytoreduction for Ovarian Cancer

Secondary cytoreduction for ovarian cancer has been hotly debated in the last year. Two large clinical trials, published only two years apart, came to contradicting conclusions.

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Genetic Testing and Gynaecological Cancer

If I have been diagnosed with gynaecological cancer, should I or my family members obtain genetic testing?

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What surgery options are available for vaginal cancer?

Primary vaginal cancer is a rare form of cancer that starts in the vagina. Primary vaginal cancer is treated with either surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or a combination of these treatments...

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