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Queensland Cancer Fund Company Profile

10:36 EST 10th December 2018 | BioPortfolio

The Queensland Cancer Fund was established in 1961 in response to a desperate need in the community. Cancer mortality was on the increase and available resources could not cope with the problem. A small group of concerned people decided to form the Queensland Cancer Fund and began planning a strategy for raising funds to combat the disease and provide adequate treatment facilities for cancer patients.The Fund generated tremendous public support from the start, raising almost 500,000 pounds in the 1961/62 financial year. By the second financial year, the Fund had already provided a linear accelerator and simulator (very expensive but vital radiation equipment) for the Queensland Radium Institute. The Queensland Cancer Fund also made a grant for the commencement of the internationally recognised malignant melanoma project at Princess Alexandra Hospital.The first Fund trustees and office bearers not only aimed to raise funds to advance cancer research and treatment but also set out to counteract the stigma attached to the disease. In the 1960s, the word 'cancer' evoked a sense of fear and hopelessness arising from the widespread belief the disease was inevitably fatal. As advances in science and technology increased the range of procedures and brought new hope to sufferers, the Queensland Cancer Fund encouraged the community to adopt a more positive attitude to cancer based on an awareness of the problem and how it might be tackled.

Location

Queensland Cancer Fund, PO Box 201
Spring Hill
Queensland
4004
Australia

Contact

Fax: (61) 07 3258 2281
Email: helpline@qldcancer.com.au


News Articles [2064 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

A universal DNA nano-signature for cancer

(University of Queensland) Researchers from the University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) have discovered a unique nano-scaled DNA signature that app...

How do flying bees make perfect turns?

(University of Queensland) Bees adjust their speed to keep turning forces constant, new research from the Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland shows. The findings can be applied to...

World Cancer Research Fund’s campaign helps people take control of cancer risk

The current advertising campaign of the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), mentioned by McCartney,1 is linked to the fund’s updated cancer prevention recommendations and latest report on cancer... ...

New diagnostic test can detect any cancer type in minutes with 90% accuracy

Researchers at the University of Queensland have a test which can rapidly detect the presence of cancer in a patient’s body from a blood or biopsy sample with 90% accuracy in trials involving 200 ca...

#jobs #lifescience University of Queensland, Australia: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: University of Queensland, Australia: Postdoctoral Research Fellow . AUD$92,14...

MKM Health to supply NextGate’s Provider Registry solution to Queensland Health

The Referral Services Directory solution is a foundation component of the state-wide Integrated Referral Management Solution (iRMS) program which is itself a key element of Queensland Health’s $361m...

New Universal Cancer Test Takes Only Ten Minutes. The Secret Ingredient? Gold.

Researchers from the University of Queensland have invented a new super-quick test for cancer containing gold...and it's likely to be cheaper than other similar tests.

Holy grail cancer test? Hold on. Here’s what you need to know

Australian researchers at the University of Queensland reported that “a quick and easy test to detect cancer from blood or biopsy tissue could eventually result in a new approach to patient dia...

PubMed Articles [6111 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Management of organ transplant recipients attending a high-throughput skin cancer surgery and surveillance clinic in Queensland.

The incidence of skin cancer in organ transplant recipients (OTRs) is very high due mainly to long-term immunosuppressive therapy. The problem is particularly severe for organ transplant recipients li...

UK newspaper reporting of the NHS cancer drugs fund, 2010 to 2015: a retrospective media analysis.

Objective We wished to explore how UK national newspapers had covered the creation and operation of the Cancer Drugs Fund from 2010 to 2015. This was introduced to provide cancer patients in England w...

Enhancing Chemotherapy Capabilities in Rural Hospitals: Implementation of a Telechemotherapy Model (QReCS) in North Queensland, Australia.

The Queensland Remote Chemotherapy Supervision (QReCS) model enables rural nurses to administer chemotherapy in smaller rural towns under supervision by health professionals from larger centers using ...

Response to: Cervical cancer in women under 25 years of age in Queensland, Australia: To what extent is the diagnosis made by screening cytology?

Author's Right of Reply: Cervical cancer in women under 25 years of age in Queensland, Australia: To what extent is the diagnosis made by screening cytology?

Clinical Trials [8775 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Stivarga Real Life Evidence in Hungary

The study aims to evaluate use of regorafenib in clinical practice in Hungary. The study should provide information about clinical characteristics of Hungarian regorafenib patients as well...

Microbiome Involvement With Barrett's Esophagus and Progression to Esophageal Adenocarcinoma

This study will examine the hypothesis that altered esophageal microbiome leads to the development of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). The aims of the project are, firstly the confirmation...

Effectiveness Study During the First 1,000 Days in Kenya

Malnutrition is a public health problem in Kenya, with 26% of children underfive years of age stunted, and 26% of pre-school children, 26% of women of reproductive age and 42% of pregnant ...

Trial of the Ovicidal Activity of Three Head Lice Products (NeutraLice Lotion®, NeutraLice Advance® and Moov Head Lice Solution®) After a Single Application

The purpose of this study is to compare the ovicidal activity of three head lice treatment products. The study population will consist of Queensland primary school-aged children (Grades 1...

Cluster Randomized, Parallel-group, Prospective, Follow-up Effectiveness Study in Kenyan Children 6-35 Months

Malnutrition is a public health problem in Kenya, with 26% of children under-five years of age stunted, and 26% of pre-school children, 26% of women of reproductive age and 42% of pregnant...

Companies [1948 Associated Companies listed on BioPortfolio]

Queensland Cancer Fund

The Queensland Cancer Fund was established in 1961 in response to a desperate need in the community. Cancer mortality was on the increase and available resources could not cope with the problem. A sma...

Kay Yow Cancer Fund

The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women’s cancers through raising money for ...

Hatchtech

Hatchtech Pty Ltd is a venture-backed specialty pharmaceutical product company that is developing technology for the control of invertebrate pests. The Company’s investors in...

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK is the world's leading independent organisation dedicated to cancer research.With an annual scientific spend of £217 million, we fund over 3,000 world-class scientists, doctors and...

Biotechnology Australia

This century is already being coined the ‘Biocentury', as the fruits of fifty years of research in the field of molecular biology begin to affect our world. Medical advances over the next hundred ye...

More Information about "Queensland Cancer Fund" on BioPortfolio

We have published hundreds of Queensland Cancer Fund news stories on BioPortfolio along with dozens of Queensland Cancer Fund Clinical Trials and PubMed Articles about Queensland Cancer Fund for you to read. In addition to the medical data, news and clinical trials, BioPortfolio also has a large collection of Queensland Cancer Fund Companies in our database. You can also find out about relevant Queensland Cancer Fund Drugs and Medications on this site too.

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