News and Media

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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26 Jul

Oncology Professional Development Sessions

Southern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (SMICS) and Peninsula Health have collaborated to develop 10 cancer education sessions for all staff. The professional development sessions are accessible via the SMICS website. If you have trouble loading the videos, please copy the URL into Chrome browser. SMICS request your assistance by completing this short, one minute evaluation

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26 Jul

MPCCC Welcomes Latest Victorian Cancer Plan

MPCCC welcomes the latest Victorian Cancer Plan, released today by Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy. The 2016-2020 Victorian cancer plan sets ambitious goals, and provides a framework to improve cancer outcomes for all Victorians. The plan has a medium-term goal to save 10,000 lives by 2025. Through preventing cancers, detecting cancers earlier, improving treatment and

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25 Jul

What Now For Australian Research In A Post-Brexit World?

Aftershocks from the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union will be felt in Australian research. Nobody can yet predict exactly what the ramifications will be now the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union but UK science commentators are already foreshadowing Brexit Mark 2 – a Brain Exit of researchers. Brexit has created

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