10 Oct

New study supports the case for CA-125 biomarker test in ovarian cancer diagnosis

Research into improving outcomes for ovarian cancer patients is ongoing but a new study out of the UK suggests that greater awareness is needed for the use of CA-125 as a biomarker in the diagnosis o
28 Sep

CARAlert nothing to do with cars, everything to do with pathology

  What is CARAlert and why do we need it? CARAlert stands for Critical Antimicrobial Resistance Alert; a national initiative involving 73 pathology laboratories across Australia, to report
27 Sep

Speedy cross-matching saves three lives in one afternoon

For Geelong-based Australian Clinical Labs medical scientist, Catherine Secen-Bowlen, preparation is everything when you’re in charge of a city’s blood supply. Thanks to her strong organisational
27 Sep

PSA testing – from confusion to consensus

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) testing has long been the subject of much debate among the medical fraternity leaving men scratching their heads about what they should do. Introduced in 1980, the PSA
24 Aug

Medical breakthrough or ethical minefield: Should CRISPR be used on human embryos?

  CRISPR is a gene editing technology with enormous potential to cure disease CRISPR technology has prompted international debate due to its ability to alter DNA in human embryos
24 Aug

Olaparib to be tested on Australian breast cancer patients for the first time

  The OlympiA Study will investigate whether olaparib, a drug treatment for ovarian cancer, is effective for treating breast cancer The trial will enrol 1,500 patients in approximatel
24 Aug

A mother learns the true value of pathology during her son’s tragic battle with leukaemia

  Pathology liaison officer, Dian Kazandjian saw the value of pathology first hand when her only child, Sean, was diagnosed with leukaemia Dian reserves special praise for the laborat
27 Jul

A race against the clock for infection detectives in Queensland

Gold Coast Health Microbiologist, Dr Sam Maloney was about to go away on 2 weeks’ leave when an unusual bacterium turned up in his laboratory at Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH). The bug in
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