News and Media

19 Aug

Early Detection of Leukaemia Patients’ Resistance To Therapy

Adelaide researchers have made a world-first breakthrough in the early detection of patients’ resistance to a common treatment for chronic myeloid leukaemia, offering some hope that the patients’ treatment could be changed sooner to improve their chances of survival. The researchers – based in the Cancer Theme at the South Australian Health & Medical Research

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19 Aug

Monash Part of World-First Clinical Trial for Lymphoma Patients

A novel therapy for aggressive lymphoma is being tested in a world-first clinical trial at the Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP). In early 2015, researchers at Monash University and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre showed the novel anti-lymphoma therapy is remarkably effective against one of the most aggressive B-cell lymphomas in animal models. Mr George Potter

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19 Aug

First Patient Overnight Stay at MHTP Clinical Trials Centre

The Clinical Trials Centre at the Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP) welcomed its first overnight patient earlier this month. Mr Rudy Van Ekeren is the second aggressive B-cell lymphoma patient in Australia—and only the third in the world—to receive a novel epigenetic therapy as part of an anti-lymphoma clinical trial.  The study is being led

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19 Aug

Study Reveals Cholesterol Link In Aggressive Cancers

University of Queensland research has revealed how fats – including cholesterol – could increase the progression of aggressive cancers. UQ Diamantina Institute study leader Associate Professor Michelle Hill said the findings offered potential new treatment strategies and targets. “Our previous research showed a high cholesterol diet increased the spread of prostate cancer tumours to lymph

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19 Aug

Structural Review of NHMRC’s Grant Program – Public Consultation

NHMRC has released a public consultation paper about the Structural Review of NHMRC’s Grant Program, available on the Consultation Portal. All interested individuals and organisations are invited to lodge a written submission using the template provided. The closing date for submissions is Thursday 25 August 2016 (11.59pm AEST). NHMRC held public forums in several capital cities

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19 Aug

2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap

The Australian Government has commissioned the 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap to support future investment decisions in research infrastructure. This will ensure Australian researchers can access world class major national research infrastructure. In the National Innovation and Science Agenda  (NISA) the Government made a commitment to undertake a roadmap to identify Australia’s priority research infrastructure needs over the

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26 Jul

Scientists Have Programmed Bacteria To Kill Cancer Cells In Mice

Scientists are successfully experimenting with a creative approach to treat cancer by genetically programming bacteria to invade tumours and destroy cells from within. In a study published this week in the journal Nature, authors showed programmed bacteria given to mice with aggressive liver cancer were able to destroy themselves while releasing a drug into the

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26 Jul

Breast Cancer Survivorship Project

Recently, Monash Health led the Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic project, to further develop the clinic’s facilities, patient resources and help improve access to better care. The Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic is a nurse-led clinic to facilitate transition from end of treatment to ongoing health and wellbeing.  The clinic aims to address quality of life issues

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