Stopping healthy cells from self-destructing
Scientists from WEHI and the University of Melbourne have developed a world-first compound that keeps cells alive and functioning when they would otherwise die.
Improving cancer care through good communication
New research that includes the University of Melbourne finds that working on clear and open communication between doctor and patients can improve cancer care.
Improving Australia’s health system beyond the election
Australia has one of the world's best healthcare systems, but University of Melbourne experts say election promises are failing to address its sustainability.
Who is paying the price of whole-genome sequencing in cancer care?
University of Melbourne research finds that whole-genome sequencing is changing cancer treatment; but its real-world use needs to be measured and understood.
Getting a clear picture of chemoprevention
University of Melbourne research finds clearly communicating cancer risk and chemoprevention plans can help patients make informed decisions about prevention.
Prostate cancer: Starving out the enemy
Joint research by Monash University and University of Melbourne finds blocking a cell's access to 'fuel' could help develop a new therapy for prostate cancer.
Pioneering nurse-led cancer care
The University of Melbourne's Professor Mei Krishnasamy has worked to improve the evidence for cancer nursing care, particularly for people with rarer cancers.
Discoveries that blew our minds in 2018: Part Two
This year was a big year for research - we asked University of Melbourne experts to review some of the amazing research, discoveries and big thinking of 2018.
A smarter way to deliver drugs
The University of Melbourne's Georgina Such works with nanoparticles to deliver vaccines and drugs; a breakthrough could change the lives of people with cancer.
The blood test tracking down microscopic cancer DNA
A new blood test, co-developed by the University of Melbourne, can identify microscopic cancer DNA – which can tell us whether chemotherapy is necessary or not.