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....

  • Image - Gene research gives new insight on pancreatic cancer

    Gene research gives new insight on pancreatic cancer

    Wednesday, 29 March 2017

    New research shows how invading pancreatic tumours rely on surrounding cells – called stromal cells − to “remodel” tissue for invasion. Researchers are now using this new knowledge to design more effective drugs to tackle the disease, and by measuring the genes that control this system in patients...

  • Image - Women’s health in the spotlight at UNSW

    Women’s health in the spotlight at UNSW

    Tuesday, 28 March 2017

    Gardasil vaccine pioneer and National Living Treasure Ian Frazer has addressed the first-ever Australian annual meeting of the International Gynaecologic Society at UNSW. In Australia, a national program provides all male and female students aged 12 to 13 with a free in-school HPV vaccine, which...

  • Image - Five myths about cervical screening that refuse to die

    Five myths about cervical screening that refuse to die

    Friday, 10 March 2017

    ONLINE: The online petition against changes to Australia’s cervical cancer screening program has revealed more than 70,000 people (most of whom we could assume are women) are deeply concerned about what the upcoming changes mean. Their comments also reveal a number of misconceptions about the new...

  • Image - How new hepatitis C drugs could tackle liver cancer, too

    How new hepatitis C drugs could tackle liver cancer, too

    Monday, 06 March 2017

      Wider availability of newer hepatitis C drugs may not only lead to fewer cases of this blood-borne disease, but may also slow the rise in related liver cancer.   But these so-called direct-acting antiviral drugs have not been widely available in Australia or overseas for long enough for us to...

  • Image - Cancer Institute NSW funds researchers to fight aggressive cancers

    Cancer Institute NSW funds researchers to fight aggressive cancers

    Thursday, 16 February 2017

    UNSW researchers working on treatments for some of the most aggressive cancers including neuroblastoma, leukaemia, and pancreatic and breast tumours have received major backing in the latest round of funding from The Cancer Institute NSW. More than $11.6 million was earmarked for research across...