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.
Peter Mac scientists who were investigating how tumours evade the immune system have identified a potent and previously underappreciated way that cancer cells are destroyed, involving Tumour Necrosis Factor (TNF).
Peter Mac’s Chief Nurse Jac Mathieson uses exercise and running as a way to “meditate” and switch-off from the stresses of helping run a busy cancer centre. She took her running to a whole new level recently, completing her first 80km ultramarathon on the beautiful Cape to Cape coastline in South West WA.
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.
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.