Gynaecological cancer fundraiser – The Battle

Ihop is a proud support of the Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation. Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation’s goal is to find and fund clinical research that results in better treatments for gynaecological cancer patients. Approximately 5000 women are diagnosed with gynaecological cancer each year in Australia, and a third of these will not survive. Cherish is hosting…

Mobile secondary prevention of skin cancer

Ihop researchers attended the 2nd Global Advances and Controversies in Skin Cancer Conference 2015. The conference was attended by medical, research and health support professionals debating prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship of skin cancer (including both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer). The conference highlighted the global burden of skin cancer. The incidence of skin cancer,…

New Technologies could help prevent skin cancer

Many young Australians are still getting sunburnt on a regular basis despite having good knowledge about sun protective behaviours. Researchers from ihop, the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) and University of the Sunshine Coast are conducting the Skntec study to directly test the use of personal UVR devices and the impact they may…

Gynaecological Cancer and Lymphoedema

Dr Tracey DiSipio, a Postdoctoral Fellow within the ihop research group, is the lead author of a new paper entitled “The Lymphedema Evaluation in Gynecological cancer Study (LEGS): design of a prospective, longitudinal, cohort study” published in the journal Cancer Research Frontiers. Lymphoedema is a potential problematic complication following treatment for cancer and is the…

Sun Protection Text Messages

Although most commonly used for social communication, text messaging has been used in skin cancer prevention with positive behaviour changes as discovered by Miss Linda Finch and colleagues at the Queensland University of Technology, Cancer Council Queensland, and the University of Queensland. Miss Finch is the lead author of the paper ‘User preferences for text…