Two years ago, Peter Mac patient Jess Van Zeil was learning to walk again after surgery to remove a brain tumour. Now she’s in training to tackle one of the world’s most challenging hikes, the Kokoda Track.
Melbourne scientists have for the first time filmed the process which determines how big our organs grow, yielding new insights into the “Hippo pathway”. A better understanding of this long-preserved mechanism – which has changed little through time and is seen across species – may help to develop new therapeutics for the treatment of cancer.
Peter Mac nurse Charlie Encallado, works in Ward 5A, Peter Mac's haematology and breast unit. Peter Mac is Charlie's first nursing job in Australia after moving over from the Phillipines where she also worked as an oncology nurse.
Diane Davey has been a nurse at Peter Mac since completing her grad year with us in 2014. She is currently splitting her time between Radiotherapy and Nurse-Led Research where she is investigating different methods to reduce skin reactions following radiotherapy treatment.
More Victorians newly diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) can now access fully-subsidised sophisticated genomics testing which can divert them into more effective treatments. The cost of testing 240 CLL patients - newly diagnosed from now until May 2019 - has been covered thanks to a generous philanthropic contribution to Peter Mac’s Molecular Haematology Laboratory.
A new targeted therapy which uses radioactive material sourced from Australia’s Lucas Heights nuclear reactor has produced dramatic responses in some men with aggressive prostate cancer who have failed current therapies.
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.