A global clinical trial has shown a new treatment controls advanced lung cancer for twice as long as currently available chemotherapy, changing clinical practice for people with a genetic subset of the disease who have newly diagnosed lung cancer.
Researchers at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre are pioneering the development of a new combination drug therapy to treat advanced blood cancers which has doubled survival times in pre-clinical laboratory models.
Researchers from Melbourne’s Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre have discovered a new drug which stops tumour growth and strengthens the power of chemotherapy in laboratory models of advanced oesophageal cancer, paving the way for clinical trials for people with this serious form of cancer.
A landmark clinical trial led by radiation oncologists in Australia, Canada and the United States has shown that radiation treatment of the lymph nodes in addition to the breast after breast cancer surgery can prolong the time women remain cancer-free.
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.