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Cancer is a leading cause of death in Australia, writes Louis Roller. More than 44,000 people died from cancer in 2013. Cancer accounted for about 3 in 10 deaths in …

A new report from Lung Foundation Australia shows that Australians’ negative attitudes to and stereotypes about lung cancer patients is impacting diagnosis and access to treatment. Lung cancer has a …

A cancer patient has been refused her scheduled chemotherapy treatment as well as medicines from the hospital pharmacy, Adelaide’s Advertiser reports. This is the latest in a series of problems …

The Government has subsidised another $70 million round of new revolutionary medicines that will make treatments for Type 2 diabetes cheaper and more accessible and also help save the lives …

Daughter of a woman who died from hospital overdose says the doctor ignored a pharmacist who queried the dose A Tasmanian coroner has highlighted significant shortcomings of a hospital pharmacy …

The Society of Hospital Pharmacists has expressed its support for the findings of NSW Health’s final report into Off-protocol prescribing of chemotherapy for head and neck cancers as occurred at …

Pharmacists are in a good position to help educate Australians about health claims such as this week’s assertions by chef Paleo Pete that sunscreens are “poisonous”, says a spokesperson for …

Researchers have discovered a link between cholesterol-reducing drugs and a lowered risk of dying from cancer In a 14-year study of nearly one million patients, UK researchers found those with cancer …

Pharmacists are not adequately fulfilling their CMI obligations, according to the head of a prominent cancer consumer group. Sally Crossing, chair of Cancer Voices NSW and convenor of Cancer Voices …

A new report from the AIHW demonstrates pharmacists’ role in helping reduce the burden of skin cancer, a Cancer Council spokesperson says. The report, Skin Cancer in Australia, shows that …

Health stakeholders have welcomed Labor’s prevention policy announced over the weekend. The policy focuses on preventing chronic disease by targeting poor nutrition, physical inactivity, tobacco and harmful alcohol use, says …

As well as helping Australians access bowel cancer screening kits, pharmacists can help educate them about the risks, writes Louis Roller Bowel cancer (also known as colorectal cancer, colon cancer or rectal …