News and Media

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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18 Nov

Ensuring optimal care for women with ovarian cancer

Women with ovarian cancer are often diagnosed with advanced stages of the disease and need to be quickly referred to one of Victoria’s three specialist health services for treatment, based at Monash Health, Mercy Hospital for Women or The Women’s. This reality, together with the need to improve the prospects of ovarian cancer patients has

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16 Nov

New centre dedicated to blood cancer research

Alfred Health and Monash University are set to establish Australia’s first dedicated blood cancer research centre, thanks to a $1.2 million grant from the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF). The ACRF Blood Cancer Therapeutics Centre, based at The Alfred, will be home to the latest technology available in blood cancer research and will enable researchers

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16 Nov

Prime Minister opens Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute

Australia’s capacity to deliver innovative solutions to critical global health problems has been enhanced with the development of Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) which was officially opened today by Prime Minister the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP. Monash University’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Margaret Gardner AO, welcomed Prime Minister Turnbull to the launch of the

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12 Nov

Metastatic Breast Care Nurse appointed at Peninsula Health

Metastatic breast cancer patients at Peninsula Health will benefit from the appointment of a dedicated breast care nurse, thanks to the legacy of a breast cancer patient and the support of the McGrath Foundation. Jenny Macindoe has been a breast care nurse at Cabrini Health for seventeen years.  Jenny’s passion for her work led her

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