13 Dec

World-first screening trial for genes linked to breast and ovarian cancers

The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is going to be undertaking a world-first screening trial to determine how many women out of a participating 10,000 are carriers of common gene mutations associated wi
9 Dec

How a car test led to a cancer test, and saved Thomas’ life

UK cancer survivor Errol McKellar is helping raise awareness of prostate cancer from his garage in London. As reported by the BBC, Errol began offering discounts on MOTs (the British version of
8 Dec

Australian researchers developing blood test to determine impact of concussion

People who have suffered from concussion may soon be able to take a simple blood test to determine if they are safe to return to work or play. A team of researchers at the University of Melbourne's
5 Dec

“A simple test can save your life”: bowel cancer still second biggest cancer killer

Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in Victoria, but early diagnosis and lifestyle changes could turn that around, according to a report published by the Cancer Council today. The trag
5 Dec

Call for submissions – Blood!

Science Gallery London in conjunction with Science Gallery Melbourne have opened calls for submissions for a new international art exhibition called 'BLOOD'.  Themes for installations include blood-b
4 Dec

Could we replace donated blood with artificial blood?

Photo credit: http://www.health.mil/News/Articles/2015/08/27/The-emerging-world-of-cold-store-platelets A major role of blood is to transport oxygen to our organs and release it to them. When we lo
28 Nov

Friends defy cancer diagnoses and gear up for charity bike ride

This story and image originally appeared in the Daily Telegraph   ANDREW Bloxsom has a long road ahead. After being diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukaemia, a type of blood cancer, the usu
15 Nov

“Throughout the last five years pathology has been a big part of my life” – tests help Ros fight 2 types of cancer

Wodonga resident, 72-year-old Ros Clauson has learned the value of pathology as a nurse, a pathology collector and as a patient with two different types of cancer. Ros began her healthcare career a
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