Mar 1, 2018 People of pathology - Who Works in Pathology?

“I often think of myself as a medical detective” – Dr Mikkaela McCormack on her role as an Anatomical Pathologist

Anatomical Pathology is the branch of pathology that diagnoses disease by studying organs and tissue, so Anatomical Pathologists need a broa
Mar 1, 2018 New breakthroughs

Pathology and nuns’ brains; improving outcomes for Alzheimer’s patients

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics dementia is now the leading cause of death for Australian women, overtaking heart disease,
Mar 1, 2018 Pathology Explained

Health literacy is a tool of empowerment for cancer patients

It was a chance meeting in a coffee shop that first brought Ken Connell and David Wilson together. Ken, a prostate cancer survivor, discover
Jan 28, 2018 New breakthroughs

The surprising link between gut bacteria and cancer treatment

Personalised medicine, the use of targeted drugs and treatments based on an understanding of a person's genetics, has significantly improved
Jan 24, 2018 Pathology Explained

The story of anti-D – how a blood transfusion saved 2 million babies

2017 was a year of many milestones from the 150th anniversary of Marie Curie’s birth to fifty years since the first heart transplant. One
Jan 24, 2018 Pathology Explained

Melena celebrates a new start to her health in 2018

New Year’s Day was a very special occasion for Melena Roughana. The mum of two from Mount Gambier didn’t think she would see out the yea
Jan 24, 2018 Pathology Explained

The treatments improving skin cancer outcomes – and the pathology tests behind them

Each year around 14,000 Australians are diagnosed with melanoma. And approximately 10% of those are diagnosed with metastatic malignant mela
Dec 14, 2017 People of pathology

For Pathologists and Medical Scientists, the hard work doesn’t stop even on Christmas Day

Santa isn't the only one busy at Christmas. While many of us tuck into a festive feast and spend time with the family on 25th December, ther
Dec 14, 2017 Real-life stories

“A Troponin test saved me from the heart attack I didn’t know I was having”

Greville Knight, aged 55, knows he is lucky to be alive this Christmas. The South Australian firefighter was the fittest he had ever been