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25 Sep

Detecting Pancreatic Cancer Early in New Type 2 Diabetes Patients

New research presented at this year’s European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) meeting in Munich, Germany (12-16 September) suggests that screening patients newly diagnosed with diabetes for pancreatic cancer could be an effective way of diagnosing and treating pancreatic cancer early. The study is by Dr Pavel Škrha, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

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14 Sep

DHHS to Pilot Collection of Patient Reported Outcome Measures

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has announced that it will pilot the collection of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) from health services and hospitals from 1 July 2017. PROMs are data obtained from structured surveys of patients about their assessment of their health outcomes. They differ from data obtained from patient experience

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09 Sep

Breakthrough Heralds Hope for Advanced Bladder Cancer Patients

Researchers at Hudson Institute of Medical Research have discovered a crucial genetic marker that heralds better treatment and outcomes for patients with advanced bladder cancer. The world-first finding recently published in the prestigious journal, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics may represent the first major progress in treatment for advanced bladder cancer patients in thirty years. Each year

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02 Sep

Key Differences in Tumours Could Help Tackle Ovarian Cancer Recurrence

A new study by Hudson Institute of Medical Research and Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute scientists has uncovered important differences between pre- and post- chemotherapy ovarian cancer tumours that may be used to better tackle chemotherapy resistance. The findings of the study, led by Professor Nuzhat Ahmed, Hudson Institute of Medical Research and Fiona Elsey

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02 Sep

Cell Therapies Platform and Miltenyi Biotec Cell Therapy Centre of Excellence Launched at MHTP

A Cell Therapies Platform, incorporating the international biotechnology company’s Miltenyi Biotec Cell Therapy Centre of Excellence was officially launched at the Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP) in late August. “Specifically designed to underpin clinical translation of cell therapies and regenerative medicine, the establishment of the Cell Therapies Platform is a major new initiative within the precinct,” said

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01 Sep

Could Nanotherapeutics Provide The Silver Bullet To Cure Cancer?

  While research of nano-sized particles in medical treatment is still in its early days, Dr Mohd Ezharul Hoque Chowdhury, Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine  and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia, is currently exploring that possibility. Dr Ezharul has pioneered the development of pH-sensitive inorganic nanoparticles as smart tools

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19 Aug

Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery On Trial

The first randomised controlled trial to directly compare robotic surgery with open surgery for patients with localised prostate cancer finds that robotic and open surgery achieve similar results in terms of key quality of life indicators at 3 months. The study, published in The Lancet, is the first stage of a 2 year trial and

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19 Aug

Double Blow For Lung Cancer And Emphysema Offers Hope To Patients

Lung cancer and emphysema could be diagnosed earlier and targeted with an existing drug, vastly improving patient outcomes, researchers at Hudson Institute of Medical Research have discovered. A team led by Professor Brendan Jenkins discovered that the drug, sgp130Fc, has the ability to halt the progression of lung cancer and emphysema. Combined these lung diseases

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19 Aug

New Cancer Nanomedicine Reduces Pancreatic Tumour Growth

Prof Tom Davis, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science & Technology at Monash University and his collaborators at UNSW have developed a highly promising technology to deliver gene-silencing drugs to treat pancreatic cancer – the most chemo-resistant and deadly cancer in Australia. When tested in mice, the new nanomedicine resulted in

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