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29
Jun
2015
A huge thanks to Huawei Australia and the Canberra Raiders for donating $10,000 in support of Bowel Cancer Australia.

Bowel Cancer Australia's Julien Wiggins was on hand today to accept the cheque, which was presented by NRL Community Ambassador, Mario Fenech, Raiders players, Shaun Fensom and Sam Williams and Huawei Australia's Jeremy Mitchell.

Mr Wiggins said he was grateful for the support especially during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.
 
"We're delighted that the Raiders and Huawei are supporting Bowel Cancer Australia to help save lives and improve the health and wellbeing of people living with bowel cancer."
26
Jun
2015
 
An international study led by The University of Melbourne has confirmed that long-term regular taking of aspirin or ibuprofen reduces the risk of bowel cancer by more than half for people with the genetic mutation causing Lynch syndrome.
 
At least 1 in 1,000 people in the population have the genetic mutation that causes Lynch syndrome.  
 
These people have a much higher rate of bowel cancer than the general population and about half would develop the disease without regular screening. 
25
Jun
2015
 
An international research team, led by the University of Melbourne, have discovered a way to control the stem cell behaviour responsible for the spread of bowel cancer.
 
The discovery will lead to treatments that target dormant cells, a major shift from conventional therapies that hit the growing cancer cells only.
 
A cell surface receptor – called Frizzled 7 - is the key to the stem cell activity that results cancer spreading. The majority of bowel cancer patients die from secondary cancers that spread throughout the body, not the primary cancer.
22
Jun
2015
Bowel Cancer Australia is pleased to see participation in the Government's National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) has risen slightly to 36%, up from 33.4% in the previous 12 months.
 
According to the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: monitoring report 2013-2014, 510,000 completed tests were returned from the 1.4 million men and women invited to participate in the program.
19
Jun
2015
Staff at Laidley Hospital are calling on the community to help celebrate the facility's 100th year in healthcare. A community fun day involving a fun run, health expo and inaugural bedpan toss for bowel cancer awareness will be held at the hospital this Sunday, 21 June from 7.30am – 12pm.
 
Laidley Hospital Director of Nursing and Facility Manager Erica Fletcher said the centenary was an important milestone for the Laidley community and would be marked by sealing a time capsule to be 'unearthed' in 2065. "Community and industry stakeholders have been invited to include an item in the time capsule that represents health as we know it today," Ms Fletcher said.
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