14 Nov

Happy International Pathology Day!

Today is International Pathology Day, a time to celebrate the contribution of pathology and laboratory medicine services to global healthcare. 70% of medical decisions rely on pathology. The servic
14 Nov

Marcella and Lynn celebrate 65 years of commitment to pathology

It's International Pathology Day - a chance to show our thanks to all of the hard-working pathology professionals across the country, including Marcella and Lynn from Penrith NSW (pictured). Pathol
14 Nov

The challenges and benefits of antenatal tests for aboriginal mothers

About 6% of Australian births are to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander parent. While many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women experience healthy pregnancies, for many, poor health and so
14 Nov

4 scientific fellowships for career development

Australia is home to some of the world’s highest quality pathology services, and top-quality education and training are central to the sector’s vitality. With that in mind, to celebrate the hard w
27 Oct

Julie’s 40-year commitment to pathology

Julie Hass has been working in the same Sunshine Coast lab for 40 years and has no plans to retire anytime soon. When she began her training as a medical scientist in 1977, the world of  pathology l
26 Oct

A simple blood test could make it easier to diagnose Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal disorder in young women, affecting 12- 18% of women of reproductive age. It is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardio
26 Oct

Free BRCA gene test brings hope for patients at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer

Australians with a family history of breast and ovarian cancer will soon be able to undergo free genetic tests to assess their risk of developing the diseases. Up until now, patients have had to pa
26 Oct

Origin unknown – how pathology is helping to fight mysterious cancers

Pathology testing is crucial for the diagnosis of cancer, as well as providing guidance for the best treatment options. Cancer treatment is highly specialised and many drug treatments are now given
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