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Sports and exercise helping Perth cancer patients

Patients exercising at Vario Health Clinic ECU.

Natalia Caceres, Reporter

April 12, 2020

For years, cancer patients seeking medical advice have been told by professionals to get plenty of rest during their treatment and rehabilitation. But in the last few years, research and evidence has shown the significant benefits of sports and exercise for patients with chronic diseases like cancer. ...

Cancer rates accumulating over generations

Cancer rates accumulating over generations

Jack Baker, ECU Reporter

October 16, 2017

New research from the University of Adelaide has suggested that the higher rates of cancer seen in developed countries are a result of relaxed natural selection. After cardiovascular diseases, cancer has become the second highest cause of death worldwide. While tobacco smoking, diet and pollution...

Secret taskforce reveals Perth cancer patients left waiting

Lengthy waiting times at Fiona Stanley Hospital

Hayley Moir, Staff reporter

September 9, 2015

A secret taskforce report claims  adult cancer care has significantly diminished in WA, since service provisions relocated to Fiona Stanley Hospital from Fremantle and Royal Perth hospitals earlier this year. The report, made public by the WA Labor Party, states that the move to Fiona Stanley...

Young striker’s memorial unveiled in Perth

Tombides' tribute

Danny Rogers, Staff Reporter

September 2, 2015

Perth born West Ham striker, Dylan Tombides has been immortalised in a statue unveiled at NIB stadium, after the talented 20-year-old passed away in April last year from his battle with testicular cancer. The statue stands at the eastern grandstand of the stadium, with an inscription that reads: ...

Rounding up cancer patients

Rounding up cancer patients

Ally Harper, Staff reporter

March 25, 2015

Roundup could be infamously living up to its name, according to a report on the World Health Organisation's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) website. The popular weedkiller, which is sold in Australia, is one of three pesticides found to "probably" be carcinogenic because of the...

ECU Dash to raise money for cancer research

ECU Dash participants in the 2013 event.

Katy Henning, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2014

The ECU Community Campus Dash is an annual event held to raise money towards ECU institutes and research. This year the funding will go towards ECU’s Melanoma Research team, who are working on a blood test to detect melanoma. The event, held at the ECU Joondalup Campus, consists of three distances...

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