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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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My thoughts on complementary cancer therapies

Patients can be overwhelmed by the huge offerings of complementary therapies available. I am commonly asked by cancer patients what options are available to help improve their cancer recovery and...

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How often do patients need chemotherapy for endometrial cancer?

Chemotherapy is a drug given to some patients to shrink tumour before surgery or to treat microscopic cancer cells that might float around after endometrial cancer surgery—I often get asked...

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