Distress doubles for cancer patients during pandemic
Patients with blood cancer experience higher psychological distress from risk of COVID-19 infection and unmet needs finds University of Melbourne research
Unmasking cancers with hidden identity
When the original site of a cancer can’t be found, genomics is helping guide diagnosis and more personalised treatment say University of Melbourne experts
Who needs a colonoscopy most?
An online triage calculator to identify patients who need their colonoscopy most urgently, has been developed by researchers including University of Melbourne.
Testing, testing, testing: Can blood tests help detect cancers early?
The COVID-19 pandemic showed our capacity to test at large scale, can we use these strategies for early detection of cancer ask University of Melbourne experts?
Predicting cancer risk from mammograms could revolutionise screening
New mammogram imaging techniques could revolutionise breast screening by predicting each woman’s cancer risk, explains a University of Melbourne expert
The tiny world of peptides
Health and cosmetic products contain peptides for a range of uses. Dr Troy Attard from University of Melbourne explains peptides and what they're used for.
How severe viral infections overwhelm immune cells
University of Melbourne researchers uncover new mechanisms behind how cancer and severe viral infections like HIV and COVID-19 can exhaust our immune systems
Tackling misconceptions about ovarian cancer
New research involving the University of Melbourne shows that many Australian women mistakenly believe that ovarian cancer can be prevented through vaccination.
How one misconception means seriously ill people miss out on care
Understanding palliative care’s ‘image problem’ is key to enhancing the quality of life for people with serious illness say University of Melbourne experts.
Personalising bowel cancer detection
Genomic testing can help guide bowel cancer screening, but would people take a test predicting their personalised risk ask University of Melbourne experts.