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
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

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
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
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
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
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