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Cancer is curable if detected early and treated
promptly and comprehensively.
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Improving the quality of life for cancer patients.

Are there any foods I should avoid?

Eating a well-balanced healthy diet with all food groups represented is important. Many of the items that are “heart healthy” are also “prostate healthy”. There are some data that eating too much red meat, especially overcooked red meat, may increase your risk of prostate cancer. Further, there are also suggestions that fried food may increase the risk of cancer. These are not proven associations.

Are there any behaviors I should avoid?

Avoid tobacco. Maintain a healthy weight. Limit alcohol. Obesity has been associated with aggressive and fatal prostate cancer.

How much exercise should I aim to get every day?

The exact type and amount of exercise to do is unknown. A good rule of thumb is 30 minutes a day, 5 times a week of vigorous physical activity. This can include running, walking briskly up a hill, fast cycling, aerobics, competitive sports and games. Data from studies have found than men doing this level of weekly activity had a significantly reduced risk of advanced or aggressive prostate cancer.

Welcome to Centre for Cancer

All cancers begin in cells. Our bodies are made up of more than a hundred million (100,000,000,000,000) cells. Cancer starts with changes in one cell or a small group of cells.
Usually we have just the right number of each type of cell. This is because cells produce signals to control how much and how often the cells divide. If any of these signals are faulty or missing, cells may start to grow and multiply too much and form a lump called a tumour. Where the cancer starts is called the primary tumour.

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Our Mission

To prevent and cure cancer through pioneering interdisciplinary research, to translate new knowledge into better prevention and treatment, and to provide effective and compassionate clinical care that improves the lives of patients with cancer and their families.
We are committed to excellence in our research, dynamic partnerships between our laboratories and clinics, robust outreach and education throughout our region, and outstanding education and training programs for future cancer scientists and clinicians.