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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.


New treatment for asbestos-related cancer

01 July, 2021

Australians living with inoperable malignant mesothelioma will soon have access to an immunotherapy listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.


PanKind initiative sets sights on early detection of pancreatic cancer

21 June, 2021

PanKind has launched the PanKind Early Detection Initiative in a move to strategically work with the research community to improve early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.


New cancer centre to offer cutting-edge radiation therapy services

14 May, 2021

A state-of-the-art cancer centre is scheduled to open within Holmesglen Private Hospital in September this year, offering the latest in advanced radiation therapy.


Breast implant cancer risk warning

11 May, 2021

Victorian women who have undergone breast implant or breast reconstructive procedures are being encouraged to watch for early symptoms of a rare form of cancer.


Australian Cancer Atlas update highlights geographical disparities

24 March, 2021

The update means the resource now includes latest national data on how cancer diagnosis and excess death rates vary by geographical area across Australia.


Blood cancer burden on the rise

03 February, 2021

Blood cancers are now the second most diagnosed cancers in Australia and the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths, according to the Leukaemia Foundation.


Study predicts global cancer surgery surge

27 January, 2021

A modelling study led by UNSW Sydney predicts that global demand for cancer surgery will rise by 52% within two decades, with low-income countries bearing the greatest burden.


Immunotherapy trial holds hope for children needing stem cell transplants

26 January, 2021

A new immunotherapy treatment will be studied in clinical trials, with the aim of preventing dangerous side effects for children who have to undergo stem cell transplants.


New mammogram measures for assessing breast cancer risk

20 January, 2021

An international team of researchers, led by The University of Melbourne, has found two new mammogram-based measures for breast cancer risk.


The potential of androgens in breast cancer treatment

19 January, 2021

An international study has uncovered new evidence of the positive role of androgens in breast cancer treatment.


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