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15 Dec

Victorian MDM Quality Framework Project

A statewide quality framework for cancer Multidisciplinary Team Meetings (MDM’s) has been funded by The Victorian Integrated Cancer Services (VICS) to enhance and support the quality, effectiveness and consistency of MDMs.  The the new framework is due to launch in February 2017. Review the latest MDM project update for more information about the project and its

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08 Dec

Monash Nurse Empowering Cancer Patients through Mobile App

Monash Health Lung cancer nurse consultant Sara McLaughlin-Barrett has developed a mobile application (app) that enables cancer patients to take control of their day-to-day treatment plan, record symptoms and treatment side effects. The app, called ‘My Cancer Pal’ allows people to access key management and support tools, combined with reliable, peer-reviewed information. Patients can use

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08 Dec

Monash Leads NHMRC Project Grant Funding

Monash University’s cancer research will benefit from  $22.3 million in project grants awarded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Earlier this month, Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley announced $483 million of funding granted to 601 projects around Australia.  Monash topped the funding in this year’s project grants to receive $62.7 million in

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01 Dec

Monash clinician-researcher recognised for work on prostate cancer

Congratulations Associate Professor Arun Azad on his recent academic promotion in the Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Monash University. A Consultant Medical Oncologist at Monash Health, Associate Professor Azad’s clinical and research work is focused on urological malignancies, especially prostate cancer. Associate Professor Azad completed his medical oncology training and

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22 Nov

Job Opportunities, Centre for Cancer Research, Hudson Institute of Medical Research

Hudson Institute of Medical Research is a not-for-profit, independent medical research institute located at Monash Medical Centre in Clayton, Victoria, Australia. The Institute employs almost 300 research staff, 30 administration/support staff and hosts more than 100 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Research Officer – Centre for Cancer Research (RES Level A) The Research Officer will initiate

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21 Nov

Monash grows mini tumours for bowel cancer therapy

MPCCC researchers at Monash University and Cabrini are using cutting-edge techniques to grow a patient’s three- dimensional tumour outside the body. In what is the ultimate form of personalised medicine, this “mini laboratory” can then be used as a quick and cost effective way to study tumour biology and determine the best treatment for an

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21 Nov

Nurses Encouraged to Support National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has established 19 health services as designated providers as part of a new National Bowel Cancer Screening Program model. These services will provide access for program participants who have received a positive faecal occult blood test (FBOT) and have no significant co-morbidities within 30 days of a GP referral. Nurses are

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21 Nov

Victoria Trials New Cancer Performance Monitoring Framework

The development of a Victorian Cancer Performance Monitoring Framework (VCPMF) has entered its second phase and is now trialling a system for cancer performance data. The VCPMF is a joint undertaking between the Victorian Integrated Cancers Services (ICS) and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. Phase one of the project developed a basic

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18 Nov

The long and the short of It – a resource for Laryngectomy patients

After being approached by consumers and The Laryngectomy Association Victoria about a lack of consistent and reliable information for Laryngectomy patients and their families and carers, SMICS and Monash Health partnered to develop a resource which could be routinely used across the southern Melbourne region and beyond. A diverse group of consumers and representatives from

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