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Cancer Walking Challenge

Cancer Walking Challenge

Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

Hamilton and Portland residents are being encouraged to join the fight against women's cancer and support the work of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

This month's Women's Cancer Challenge invites Australians to walk a few kilometres each day from September 20, or walk 35 kilometres on Saturday the 26th of September.

Doctor Louise Winteringham from The Perkins says it's a great opportunity to get fit while contributing to ground-breaking cancer research.

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"For ovarian cancer, there is currently no easy test for it and too often women have only minor symptoms and it is often too late when cancer is detected. We urgently need more research with ovarian cancer patients to move closer to developing a simple blood test which would change the abysmal outcomes that currently exist for many women.”

Dr Winteringham says COVID-19 has shown how important medical research can be and the public now has a better understanding of the positive role it can play.

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