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MPCCC precision medicine scholarship 2022

A big congratulations to Trang Tran on being awarded the MPCCC precision medicine scholarship!  Trang is currently doing her PhD in the Hormone Cancer Therapeutics laboratory at the Hudson Institute, headed by Dr. Simon Chu. “My interests lie in understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of ovarian granulosa [...]

2022-08-02T10:21:57+10:00August 2nd, 2022|

National study informs COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in people with cancer

An Australian collaboration led by researchers at Monash Health and Monash University has developed and validated a new tool, and used it to assess how people with chronic diseases, including cancer, feel about the COVID-19 vaccine. The large study was conducted across 9 Australian health services during the national COVID-19 [...]

2022-06-21T10:50:45+10:00June 21st, 2022|

2021 – Year in Review

      2021 has been a progressive year for the MPCCC, despite the challenges of social isolation and rapidly changing circumstances for our healthcare providers and patients. We have achieved $7.5m funding to further develop the MPCCC and its research and education programs over the next four years, thanks [...]

2021-12-06T11:56:59+11:00December 6th, 2021|

New cancer treatment options for people in Gippsland

People being treated for cancer in Gippsland can now participate in clinical trials at Monash Health, opening up new therapeutic options that have not previously been available. Supported by funding from the Victorian Government, a new telehealth clinic has been introduced to match patients living in Gippsland with oncology clinical [...]

2021-08-09T15:39:48+10:00August 9th, 2021|

Monash Health to lead Australian first study of the response of COVID-19 vaccines on cancer patients

Monash Health researchers are working with collaborators across Australia on a new clinical trial that will investigate the response of COVID-19 vaccines in people with cancer. The SerOzNET study will examine serological and immunological responses to COVID-19 vaccinations administered to Australian adults with cancer. Funded by Cancer Australia, SerOzNET will contribute [...]

2021-07-09T15:36:34+10:00July 9th, 2021|

MRFF successes to boost Monash cancer research

Monash-based cancer researchers involved in collaborative research programs focused on children’s cancers, genomic risk profiling and cancer co-morbidities were beneficiaries of the latest Medical Research Future’s Fund grant, announced by the Federal Minister for Health, The Hon Greg Hunt on 30 June. Associate Professor Ron Firestein, Head of the Centre [...]

2021-07-14T10:27:40+10:00July 1st, 2021|

BroSupPORT: helping men living with prostate cancer to share and compare

The Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry - Victoria (PCOR-Vic) at Monash University’s School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, has been working with survivors of prostate cancer to  co-design a new online support portal for Victorian men living with the disease. The BroSupPORT portal allows men to compare their prostate cancer [...]

2021-06-10T14:43:25+10:00June 10th, 2021|

Gippsland to gain better access to oncology clinical trials

Participating in life saving oncology clinical trials will soon become a more available option for cancer patients throughout Gippsland, following recommencement of the MPCCC’s Monash-Gippsland tele-trials project this month. With continued funding from the Victorian Government, the project will move into its next phase which involves establishing dedicated tele-trial clinics, [...]

2021-04-27T17:56:39+10:00April 23rd, 2021|

Embedding telehealth in cancer care after COVID-19

The uptake of telehealth by both patients and health professionals during COVID-19 presents a unique opportunity to reform the future care of people with cancer and many other health conditions. Published last month in the Internal Medical Journal (IMJ), 'Telehealth in cancer care: during and beyond the COVID‐19 pandemic' provides expert guidance [...]

2021-03-31T13:41:38+11:00March 10th, 2021|
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