STUDY MAY MAKE A BIG DIF­FER­ENCE

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

THE Can­cer Coun­cil has put out a call for dona­tions to fund a study that will help doc­tors im­prove the early de­tec­tion of can­cer. A group of lead­ing re­searchers in WA have come to­gether to de­velop a new screen­ing process to iden­tify peo­ple most at risk. The coun­cil needs to raise $255,000 by June 30. The screen­ing process looks at a per­son’s ge­netic his­tory, eth­nic­ity, fam­ily his­tory, gen­der and age to de­ter­mine their fu­ture can­cer risk. By iden­ti­fy­ing peo­ple’s risk lev­els, doc­tors will have an ac­cu­rate tool to pre­dict many com­mon can­cers, such as bowel can­cer. Doc­tors could tar­get and mon­i­tor in­di­vid­u­als most at risk of cer­tain can­cer types. Re­searchers be­lieve this project has the po­ten­tial to change the fu­ture of can­cer treat­ment. If you want to do­nate, call the donor hot­line on 1300 65 65 85. They can give you a link to do­nate on­line.

Rick Lee - CNG Edi­tor

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