Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is Australia’s only public hospital solely dedicated to cancer, and home to Australia’s largest cancer research group.

Peter Mac treats more cancer patients each year than any other Australian hospital and, with researchers and clinicians working side-by-side, is a major contributor to advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Peter Mac leads national and international studies to advance basic research, translational research and clinical trials. Our cancer research program encompasses 31 laboratories and over 520 scientists, clinician-researchers, research nurses and other health professionals involved in cancer research at the laboratory bench, in the clinic, at the patient bedside and beyond.

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Gus Worland investigates the causes of male suicide: but should a celebrity tell experts how to suck eggs? ABC

Man Up: inspired genius or half-baked celebrity expertise?

Suicide is the leading cause of death for men under 45. The ABC TV series Man Up explores whether a reluctance to express feelings is part of the problem - yet the show seems to teeter between celebrating male culture and asking it to change.
Checkpoint blockade and adoptive immunotherapy are two examples of the fourth and newest pillar of cancer therapy. from shutterstock.com

The fourth pillar: how we’re arming the immune system to help fight cancer

New treatment options for cancer have flowed from our knowledge of how cells work, including the realisation the patient’s own immune system is a powerful agent in defeating cancer.

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