Clinical Services > Oncology

Australian-led trial in ASCO's Progress Against Cancer report

06 February, 2020

A trial conducted by an Australian and New Zealand research group has been recognised as one of the most important clinical research advances of the past year.

Trial to test new catheter design

29 January, 2020

Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Cancer Care Services is testing a new catheter design in a pilot study involving 60 patients being treated for cancer.

PET scan rebate introduced for breast cancer

05 November, 2019

From 1 November 2019, Medicare rebates will be available for positron emission tomography (PET) scans for breast cancer.

Yoghurt + high fibre diet = lowered risk of lung cancer

31 October, 2019

A study has found that a diet high in fibre and yoghurt is associated with reduced risk of lung cancer.

Be breast aware this October

17 October, 2019

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the youngest Australian to be diagnosed with breast cancer is urging all women to be 'breast aware'.

Soy food reduces risk for breast cancer survivors

29 May, 2019

Researchers found higher soy intake was linked to a 77% reduced risk of osteoporotic fractures in younger women.

Cancer patients should be warned of heart risks

21 May, 2019

Cancer patients are not being advised by their physicians that there is an increased risk of cardiotoxicity associated with their treatments.

Chemo demand to increase 50% by 2040

14 May, 2019

The need for chemotherapy will increase dramatically by 2040, as will the need for more practising cancer physicians.

Bone marrow transplant cures blood diseases

28 March, 2019

Patients with severe and deadly inherited blood disorders may soon have a 100% cure rate, thanks to a bone marrow transplant.

1 in 5 pancreatic cancers caused by smoking

12 March, 2019

New research has found that 1 in 5 former and current smokers will suffer from pancreatic cancer — and the risks are worse for men.

Painkillers improve head, neck cancer

01 February, 2019

Painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen have been found to significantly improve survival rates for head or neck cancer patients with the PIK3CA mutation.

Breaking down cancer taboos in Melbourne's west

04 December, 2018 by George Darroch and Jeremy Kennett

A group of health organisations came together to run Australia's first 'Let's Talk About Cancer' pop-up shops, to great success.

Male, over 50 and running to the loo?

17 August, 2018

With 50% of men in their 50s experiencing symptoms related to an enlarged prostate, health practitioners should encourage middle-aged men to have a check-up.

New treatment puts cancer to sleep — permanently

06 August, 2018

A new class of medication prevents cancer from dividing and proliferating, effectively stopping it in its tracks.

Diabetes increases cancer risk — especially for women

21 July, 2018

Women with diabetes are 27% more likely to develop cancer than their male counterparts.

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