What the 45 and Up Study showed us in 2022

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From the cost of chronic conditions to risk of getting prostate cancer, researchers have used the 45 and Up Study’s data to investigate important health issues this year. Here are some of the highlights from 2022: Heart attack survivors fall through the medicine cracks Less than one-third of people who survive a heart attack are … Read more

Cancer screening in CALD communities: what works to improve rates?

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When it comes to cancer screening, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds have lower participation rates than the general Australian population. Just under half of Australians who speak English at home are screened for bowel cancer each year, however, that number drops to one-third for Australians who speak a language other than English … Read more

Men with melanoma history face increased risk of prostate cancer

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Men who have had multiple melanomas are at least twice as likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than men who have never had melanomas, according to new research from the Daffodil Centre using data from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study. The study, published in the British Journal of Cancer, is the first … Read more

Lung cancer screening could save lives and money, study finds

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A new study from the Daffodil Centre using 45 and Up Study data has found that a targeted lung cancer screening program could not only save lives but could also be cost-effective in most cases, using a commonly accepted measure of the value of health outcomes.  The study, published in the British Journal of Cancer, … Read more

45 and Up Study participants help researchers improve cancer detection

Australian researchers have begun work on a genomics project that will use saliva collected from 45 and Up Study participants to find the best way to detect common cancers. The Australian Cancer Risk Study is a national collaborative program led by Dr Julia Steinberg and Professor Anne Cust at The Daffodil Centre, a joint venture … Read more