Patient Cas Willow and her partner of 17 years, Heather Richards, have married in a moving ceremony in Peter Mac’s Wellbeing Centre. It was in one of the nation’s first same-sex marriages after the waiting period that could have prevented the couple from marrying until 9 January was waived on medical grounds.
A collaboration between the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Peter Mac has shed light on how cancer cells can precisely control their behaviour through the action of tiny micro-RNAs. They found these small molecules can make a very big impact on whether a cancer cell lives or dies.
Peter Mac Chief Executive Dale Fisher is supporting the next generation of Australian women in senior and leadership positions. On Friday 1 December, Dale Fisher will be an official Mentor at the Mentor Walks Australia event in Melbourne.
A new support service has been launched at Peter Mac in response to the unique challenges faced by patients who are also parents of young or adolescent children. Parent Matters - a joint initiative of Peter Mac and CanTeen – responds to the profound and long-lasting impact that cancer can have on children as roles and family relationships change to adjust to the presence of the disease.
Congratulations to Peter Mac’s Chief Executive Dale Fisher who was this week awarded a Monash University Fellowship. The Fellowship is an honour awarded by the university in recognition of the achievements that alumni have made, and continue to make, through their professional distinction and outstanding service.
Professor Michael Friedlander has a unique perspective on ovarian cancer treatment and research gained from 35 years as one of Australia’s leading cancer clinician-researchers. On Thursday, 9 November, Prof Friedlander will give the Penny Taylor Oration – a free community forum held at Peter Mac annually to support awareness and research into ovarian cancer.
Peter Mac researchers, Assoc Prof Sarah-Jane Dawson, Prof Monica Slavin, Assoc Prof Phil Darcy, Dr Benjamin Teh and Dr Jason Trubiano, have each received highly prestigious awards from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), CSL and Biomedical Research Victoria (BioMedVic).
Research presented this week at the 9th World Congress of Melanoma supports the updated guideline recommendation that sentinel lymph node biopsy be performed in more patients newly diagnosed with melanoma, as it has the potential to save lives due to the information the procedure provides.
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.