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10 Oct

MPCCC welcomes Dr Zee Wan Wong, Head of Oncology, Peninsula Health

Welcome to Dr Zee Wan Wong, the new Head of Oncology at Peninsula Health. Dr Wong is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor with Monash University, lectures at the University of Melbourne Rural Clinical School and regularly presents at Cancer Council Victoria’s Living with Cancer and Cancer Survivorship workshops. Dr Wong’s clinical focus is breast and gastrointestinal cancers as well as immunotherapy, and

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10 Oct

Monash Health’s Oncopain Clinic announced as finalist for the 2017 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards

The Victorian Public Healthcare Awards recognise and celebrate excellence, dedication and innovation in public health, health services and service initiatives that deliver informed and effective healthcare. Monash Health’s Oncopain Clinic has been announced as a 2017 finalist  in the category of Secretary’s Award for improving integration of care for patients with chronic and complex conditions.

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29 Aug

MCCC announces 2017 travel grant awards

Each year, Monash Comprehensive Cancer Consortium (MCCC) offers travel funding to enable cancer researchers employed by MCCC’s research and clinical partner organisations to present their work at interstate and international cancer conferences.  Eligible researchers submit an application and are competitively reviewed by an expert panel. “It can be challenging for researchers to find funding for

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18 Jul

Interested in using smart nanoparticles for therapeutic delivery in animal models?

  A/Prof Ezharul Hoque Chowdhury from Monash University’s Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences Malaysia campus is keen to collaborate with MPCCC researchers, who might have interests in using smart nanoparticles for therapeutic delivery in animal models. “We have found the nanoparticles hold high potential based on current experimental data in an animal

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24 Mar

Expanding the role of GP’s in breast cancer

In Australia, the General Practitioner’s (GP) primary role is currently in the detection of cancer, management of benign disease and symptom management in palliative care. But GPs could also play a key role in addressing the gap in the management of women’s pre-surgical work up, treatment planning, active treatment and treatment-related side effects, says Dr

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22 Mar

Live Life Get Active has teamed up with GenesisCare and Frankston City Council to deliver free exercise camps for locals in Frankston and the broader Peninsula area.

Olympian Jane Flemming and co-founder of Live Life Get Active launched the exercise program in Frankston on Wednesday 22 February, 9.30am, Victoria Park. Research has shown that exercise has a positive effect on a person’s physical and mental well-being and for that reason, GenesisCare Radiation Oncology Centre Frankston have partnered with Live Life Get Active

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22 Mar

SMICS advances Optimal Cancer Care Pathways with the help of patients and carers

The Southern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (SMICS) is taking a proactive approach to the implementation of Optimal Care Pathways (OCPs), by involving a focus group of patients and carers in the implementation process. Optimal Care Pathways (OCPs) are about improving the consistency and quality of cancer treatment and are central to the Victorian Cancer Plan

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22 Mar

Monash Health first in Australia to open Intraoperative Radiotherapy Trial

Monash Health’s specialist Cancer Centre in Moorabbin is the first Australian site to participate in an international clinical trial offering eligible patients with early stage and low risk breast cancer intraoperative radiotherapy. The study will be assessing the feasibility, efficacy and safety of delivering a single dose of radiotherapy during an operation using a newly

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