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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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First recognised ten years ago, Candida auris is a fungus within the genus Candida. From

Explainer: what is Candida auris and who is at risk?

Candida auris is a fungus which breeds most commonly in health-care settings. It’s cause for concern because it’s hard to detect, and is resistant to many anti-fungal drugs.
It’s often hard to comprehend complicated medical information from your doctor – particularly if you’ve just received bad news. From

Missed something the doctor said? Recording your appointments gives you a chance to go back

It’s not unusual to be fed a whole lot of complex medical information by your doctor. Having an audio recording of the consultation that you can play later can help you take it in.
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

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.
Unfortunately, blocking the the melanoma’s glucose supply is not as simple as eating less sugar. Shutterstock

Melanoma’s glucose addiction offers hope for new treatment

Melanoma cells are dependent on glucose to grow and spread, Melbourne researchers have found, paving the way for therapies that can halt cancer growth by blocking its fuel source. Melanoma is the most…


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