Jun 30, 2017 New breakthroughs

Magnificent mutations: when genetic variations are good news

Genetics is an area that hits the headlines often, with many health conditions caused or influenced by genetic variations. Fortunately, g
May 25, 2017 Pathology Explained

Little-known Lynch Syndrome increases cancer risk for thousands of Australians

Lynch syndrome affects approximately 85,000 Australians but only around five percent of people with the condition are currently diagnosed.
Jan 26, 2017 New breakthroughs

New year brings new tests for better treatment of cancer

Genetic testing for cancer is always evolving to help doctors provide the best treatment. A genetic test can be used to determine the bes
Dec 15, 2016 Pathology Explained

Our top 5 pathology moments of 2016

We met 9-year-old Bridgette, a budding haematologist on her way to NASA. At the age of 8 Bridgette asked for a microscope for Christmas a
Dec 13, 2016 New breakthroughs

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 participatin
Nov 15, 2016 Pathology Explained

“Kids are doing better and we’re saving lives”: how Australia has led the world in newborn screening

More than half the babies born in the world today still receive no screening. It’s a sad figure, but in Australia, we have an excellent sc
Sep 26, 2016 Pathology Explained

What is the answer to ethical concerns regarding genetic research?

In 2014 Associate Professor Nik Zeps, renowned genetic pathologist and Pathology Awareness Australia ambassador, delivered a Ted Talk on t
Aug 26, 2016 New breakthroughs

Liquid biopsies providing hope in fight against biggest cancer killer in Australia

Personalised medicine has revolutionised cancer care. Using pathology to test the genetic characteristics of a cancer, doctors can determine
Aug 26, 2016 New breakthroughs - Pathology Explained

DNA mapping: towards “A universal cancer test”

The chances are you’ve seen a headline over the last month along the lines of “Universal cancer test breakthrough”. But what is the te
Apr 29, 2016 New breakthroughs

Time and money – how genetic testing improves targeted treatment for bowel cancer

Cancer treatment has made enormous progress in the last decade and continues to move forward at a rapid pace as scientists learn more about