A Peter Mac clinical trial using a highly advanced, single-dose radiotherapy treatment has halted the spread of prostate cancer in some men, delaying the need for conventional lifelong hormone therapy.
A compilation of scans of eight Peter Mac patients, created by Professor Michael Hofman and his research team, has been declared “Image of the Year” by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.
Post-doctoral researcher Jess Beach, who specialises in ovarian cancer, moved across the globe to work with Peter Mac’s Professor David Bowtell. She has just started her first clinical trial in ovarian cancer: Targeting the C1 Subtype of High Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer (BEACON).
Incorrect antibiotic allergy labels pose a significant public health issue and more needs to be done to ensure Australia’s most vulnerable patients are not incorrectly diverted to second-line drugs. In a perspective article published in the Medical Journal of Australia today, Dr Jason Trubiano says incorrect antibiotic allergy labels frequently prevent the use of appropriate narrow spectrum penicillin and targeted antibiotic therapies and often it is the sickest patients who suffer.
The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre acknowledges the traditional
owners of the land on which our five sites are located throughout Victoria.
We recognise their strength and resilience and pay our respects
to their Elders past and present.