Quitskills Brief Intervention Training for Tackling Indigenous Smoking (WA)

Event dates Upcoming 25 Feb 2020 – 27 Feb 2020 Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council Broome, Western Australia   Description The Quitskills program Tackling Indigenous Smoking Brief Intervention is a three-day nationally recognised training on smoking cessation. The aim of this training is to: increase your skills, knowledge and confidence so that you can assess […]

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ASCO Highlights Peter Mac-led Research as a Major Advance in Progress Against Cancer

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, 6 February 2020 The American Society for Clinical Oncology has included the findings of a trial co-led by Peter Mac investigators into a new treatment approach for head and neck cancers in its annual review of major advances against cancer. The research – Protocol-specified final analysis of the phase 3 KEYNOTE-048 trial […]

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Driving the HPV-associated cancer prevention message home

Kellie Bramlett & April Clayton, MD Anderson Cancer Center Wade Smith knew something was wrong when he spotted the lump on his neck while shaving one morning in September 2015. He wasn’t too surprised when Steven Frank, M.D., a radiation oncologist and director of MD Anderson’s Proton Therapy Center, told him it was tonsil cancer. And he wasn’t […]

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Patients with HPV‐associated oropharyngeal head and neck cancer have higher rates of weight loss and increased supportive needs

Teresa E. Brown, Wiley Online Library, 19 December 2019 This present issue of the Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences features a study by Anderson et al. that reports findings on patients with HPV‐associated head and neck cancer. This subgroup experience increased weight loss compared to other groups of patients who are typically considered a higher nutrition risk.1 Their […]

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‘Little Linac’ kits provided to children undergoing radiotherapy

By Joshua Rowe, West Bridgford Wire, December 13, 2018 Children undergoing radiotherapy at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) will receive toy models of medical equipment to help them cope with anxiety and better understand the treatment they require. The project, set up by the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), found that […]

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Saliva Test Shows Promise For Earlier And Easier Detection Of Mouth And Throat Cancer

Scienmag, 13 Dec 2019 Unfortunately, cancers that occur in the back of the mouth and upper throat are often not diagnosed until they become advanced, partly because their location makes them difficult to see during routine clinical exams. A report in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, published by Elsevier, describes the use of acoustofluidics, a new […]

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