News and Media

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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11 Nov

Job Opportunity – Victorian Cancer Agency Manager

The Department of Health and Human Services is currently recruiting to the role of Manager, Victorian Cancer Agency. The Manager for the Victorian Cancer Agency is responsible for leading and managing the delivery of research priorities under the Victorian cancer plan 2016-2020. Reporting to the Assistant Director, Cancer Strategy and Development, the Manager will work

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11 Nov

Monash to lead new Medicines Manufacturing Centre

Monash will lead the development of a world-class Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC), as part of the Victorian Government’s Future Industries initiative. The Victorian Premier, the Hon. Daniel Andrews, announced the State Government would invest $4 million in the Melbourne-based centre that will help generate export growth for Victoria’s expanding pharmaceuticals industry. The funding for

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09 Nov

Medical Research Future Fund announces Strategy and Priorities

The Australia Government released the Strategy and Priorities for the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) on November 9. The MRFF will provide grants of financial assistance to support health and medical research and innovation, with the objective of improving the health and wellbeing of Australians. CEO of Research Australia, Nadia Levin, said the MRFF Strategy’s vision

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05 Nov

Dr Maria Kaparakis-Liaskos receives Tall Poppy Science Award

Congratulations to Dr Maria Kaparakis-Liaskos, one of 10 leading young researchers to be recognised with a prestigious Young Tall Poppy Science Award. Dr Kaparakis-Liaskos is researching the body’s immune responses during helicobacter infection, a stomach bacteria that can lead to gastric cancer. Based at Hudson’s Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases, Dr Maria Kaparakis-Liaskos’

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04 Nov

We need better treatments for childhood cancer, with less side effects

The Australian government today announced A$20 million for research to find targeted treatments for childhood cancer. In announcing the grant, for the Zero Childhood Cancer Program led by the Children’s Cancer Institute and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Health Minister Sussan Ley said, “Cancer has just passed cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death in Australia

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03 Nov

Professor John Zalcberg OAM appointed as inaugural Tony Charlton Chair of Oncology

  The Alfred Hospital announced Prof John Zalcberg OAM as the inaugural Tony Charlton Chair of Oncology  on 3rd November. A joint appointment between Monash University and the Alfred, this leadership position will steer the Alfred’s oncology program into the future, cultivating innovative new treatments and transferring research findings into clinical practice. Prof Zalcberg currently

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