8 Mar

International Women’s Day – thank you women of pathology!

Australian pathology is full of incredible women. From pathologists to collection staff, to scientists and lab technicians there are thousands of women across Australia who dedicate their lives to car
1 Mar

“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 broad understanding of many body systems and diseases. We ask
1 Mar

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, and the second leading cause overall. Since 2011 the number
1 Mar

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, discovered that David was battling lymphoma. They talked openly abou
1 Mar

Why pathology is a key weapon for families fighting ovarian cancer

February marked Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. It’s estimated that 1,613 Australian women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2018 – and 1,069 women will die from the disease. It has histori
12 Feb

New research is putting the ‘pee’ in peanut allergy testing

It is now widely known in Australia that food allergies are relatively common and much has been done to prevent harm, such as better warning labels on foods and better understanding within the hospita
1 Feb

Poor awareness of bowel cancer screening a worrying risk to Australian adults

The latest research on bowel cancer awareness in Australia has been published in Public Health Research & Practice and shows some concerning trends. It reveals poor knowledge of bowel cancer ri
28 Jan

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 outcomes for cancer patients in recent years. And now resea
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