Our cancer preventing genes revealed
In a world first, University of Melbourne scientists have found how the most important cancer-preventing gene, called p53, stops the development of lymphoma.
An unexpected step in the fight against stomach cancer
Research from the University of Melbourne and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has uncovered potential new treatments for stomach, or gastric, cancer.
The mind behind prize winning science
Professor Jacques Miller from WEHI and the University of Melbourne has been recognised with a prestigious Japan Prize for his pioneering immunology research.
On the ‘breadcrumb trail’ of aggressive lung cancer
For the first time, University of Melbourne/WEHI researchers have shown that alterations to two cell ‘pathways' cause aggressive lung adenocarcinomas.
Rethinking gastrointestinal cancer diagnosis
Colonoscopies are being overused for cancer diagnosis says University of Melbourne expert, and while new techniques are coming, we can better use stool tests.
Filling in the genetic blanks of breast cancer predisposition
A pioneering University of Melbourne study helps show why around 60 per cent of families with multiple breast cancer cases can’t be explained by genetics.
Increased cancer risk from fizzy drinks - no matter what size you are
New research from the University of Melbourne and the Cancer Council Victoria finds people who regularly drink sugary soft drinks are more at risk of cancer.
Exercising with lung cancer
Exercising is important for people with lung cancer, but it can be difficult. A new program being trialled at the University of Melbourne is aiming to help.
A ray of hope for pancreatic cancer
A University of Melbourne chemotherapy breakthrough could improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients.
Why can’t we cure cancer?
This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop explores why finding a cancer cure is difficult, and how governments can fund research and treatment.