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Novel MRI tech for aggressive brain tumours gets funding boost

16 May, 2022

The University of South Australia and Ferronova are developing a novel technology to precisely image aggressive brain cancers and guide treatment.

Alarming rise in esophageal cancer cases in middle-aged adults: US study

13 May, 2022

Adults aged 45 to 64 experienced a nearly doubled rate of esophageal cancer and a 50% increase in the precancerous condition Barrett’s esophagus between 2012 and 2019, according to a US study.

TROG President receives inaugural NHMRC clinical trials award

19 April, 2022

Professor Trevor Leong, President, TROG Cancer Research, has been awarded the inaugural NHMRC David Cooper Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Award.

Research program to collect real-time PROMs to improve cancer care

08 April, 2022

Monash University's registry-based clinical trial, PROpatient, aims to determine if symptom monitoring and care coordination, using digital patient pathways, improve quality of life for cancer patients.

Ivor Lewis esophagectomy surgery performed at Mater Townsville

25 March, 2022

The minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy surgery has been successfully performed on a patient at Mater Private Hospital Townsville.

How deceased ovarian cancer patients are safeguarding their families' health

21 March, 2022

A new Peter Mac-led study has posthumously tested samples from ovarian cancer patients who missed the chance for genetic testing before they died of the disease.

Breast cancer: how often does overdiagnosis occur?

02 March, 2022

A new study suggests that overdiagnosis, or the finding of tumours that may never have progressed or caused harm in a woman's lifetime, occurs in about 15% of screen-detected cancers.

Liver cancer: non-invasive treatment trial to begin soon

25 February, 2022

A new non-invasive treatment for inoperable early-stage liver cancer is set to be trialled across Australia this year.

Cervical screening tests could help detect ovarian, breast cancers

02 February, 2022

Cervical screening tests could be used to find ovarian and breast cancers, according to international researchers.

Program improves return-to-work outcomes for cancer survivors

19 January, 2022

A digital health program by CancerAid and AIA Australia has demonstrated improved return-to-work outcomes for cancer survivors.

Sparking innovation in cancer research

14 October, 2021 by Jane Allman

Professor Mark Dawson's research has identified novel therapeutic strategies for several cancers and has helped to establish clinical trials with epigenetic therapies.

Breast cancer: alcohol, weight gain lead to rise in rates; 1 in 4 cases preventable

06 October, 2021

Breast cancer rates have increased by 50% since the 1980s due to increased alcohol consumption, weight gain, a lack of exercise and other lifestyle factors.

Opinion: How precision oncology is transforming patient care

30 September, 2021 by Professor David Thomas, Director of the Kinghorn Cancer Centre and Lab Head of Genomic Cancer Medicine at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research Australia

Cancer is fundamentally a genetic disease, driven by mutations that drive cancer growth. Just as each person is genetically unique, so the genomic profile of no two cancers is the same.

Pancreatic cancer: new service trial to support carers

16 September, 2021

PanKind and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have teamed up to trial a new service to support carers through the devastating impact of pancreatic cancer.

Scalp cooling lets 1 in 2 women keep hair during chemo

22 July, 2021

Cancer experts are calling for greater access to advanced scalp-cooling technology for women undergoing chemotherapy in a bid to reduce the impact of treatment-related hair loss.

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