Cancer

  • Image - A better way to estimate Australia’s future lifestyle-related cancers

    A better way to estimate Australia’s future lifestyle-related cancers

    Tuesday, 11 July 2017

    Cancer risk factors and their combinations can now be reliably ranked by importance to Australians, allowing cancer prevention strategies to better target behaviours and communities. A large collaborative study led by UNSW’s Centre for Big Data Research in Health applied a new and improved approach...

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    Australia failing childhood cancer survivors at school

    Monday, 19 June 2017

    Australia is lagging behind the US and Europe in providing consistent services to help childhood cancer survivors successfully reintegrate into their schools, UNSW cancer specialists and psychologists say. “This is an issue that society is blind to, and it’s not just cancer but other chronic...

  • Image - Ovarian tumour research among studies funded by NSW Health scholarships

    Ovarian tumour research among studies funded by NSW Health scholarships

    Friday, 16 June 2017

    An analysis of mucinous ovarian cancers is among the successful studies awarded in the inaugural round of the NSW Health PhD Scholarships Program. Four UNSW PhD candidates won funding for the scholarships announced by NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard, matched by the host universities or partner...

  • Image - Survey puts disabling chemotherapy side effect in focus

    Survey puts disabling chemotherapy side effect in focus

    Monday, 05 June 2017

    People who have received chemotherapy that can cause damage to the nerves are being invited to take part in a survey to better understand the impact of these side effects on the health, activity and quality of life of cancer survivors. Research coordinator Eva Battaglini, of UNSW's Prince of Wales...

  • Image - Tumour-trained T cells go on patrol

    Tumour-trained T cells go on patrol

    Wednesday, 17 May 2017

    "Tumour-trained" immune cells – which have the potential to kill cancer cells – have been seen moving from one tumour to another for the first time. The new findings, which were uncovered by scientists at Sydney’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research, shed light on how immune therapies for cancer...

  • Image - Bright Building begins new era for health care and medical research

    Bright Building begins new era for health care and medical research

    Tuesday, 18 April 2017

    Scientific discoveries will be translated to clinical care more rapidly with the collaboration of partners under one roof at the newly-opened Bright Building. Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Health Minister Brad Hazzard opened the $114 million building on the Randwick Hospitals Campus on Tuesday....