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New recommendations on genetic testing for women with ovarian cancer

A new position statement from Cancer Australia recommends that all women diagnosed with invasive epithelial ovarian cancer be offered the […]

Researchers discover new way to monitor leukaemia

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have invented a new, highly sensitive way of monitoring leukaemia cells in the […]

New test predicts whether blood cancer responds to therapy

UNSW medical researchers have developed a new way to predict whether patients with the blood condition myelodysplastic syndrome will respond […]

Power of genetic data to identify disease risk

Massive banks of genetic information are being harnessed to shed new light on modifiable health risks that underlie common diseases. […]

Hormone treatment for breast cancer linked to chronic disease later in life

Women who receive hormonal therapy for breast cancer are at increased risk of developing chronic conditions later in life, according […]

New blood test that screens for eight common cancers

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed a single blood test that screens for eight common cancer types and […]

How many will access voluntary assisted dying?

“Not more than 100 people a year” will take advantage of Victoria’s assisted dying legislation, says Monash medical Professor Paul […]

Aspirin added to cancer drug improves effectiveness

Adding aspirin to some existing cancer drugs could increase their effectiveness against a group of tumours resistant to treatment, new […]

Wheat a kick in the guts for fighting diseases

A new type of wheat that has ten times the amount of the fibre which helps improve gut health and […]

Health Tracker outlines growing health divide

Ten million Australians in low socio-economic brackets are at high risk of dying early from chronic disease, an alarming snapshot […]
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