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
24 Jan

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 milestone that is not well known but was particularly signif
24 Jan

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 year but thanks to life-saving treatment, she was able to celeb
24 Jan

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 melanoma – cancer that has spread beyond the skin. For decades
14 Dec

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, there is an army of pathology workers for whom the day is busine
14 Dec

“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 so when he felt what he called a "dull pain in his arm” a
14 Dec

Know Pathology Know Healthcare’s top moments of 2017

It’s been another busy year for Know Pathology Know Healthcare. Two events at Parliament House, 21 lab visits, 12 newsletters, 30 news stories – and we hit 20,000 supporters on the Know Pathology
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