One of the country’s leading oncologists and researchers, Professor Robyn Ward, is among UNSW staff and alumni to be recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours.
Professor Ward was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to medical research and patient care in the field of oncology.
OPINION: What if medical science offered you and your closest family members the opportunity to virtually eliminate your risk of developing certain cancers? In this case, there would be no invasive surgery involved, just a regular screening program and, perhaps, simple treatment. The only thing you'd have to do is take a blood test to identify whether you, and therefore your blood relatives, had the genetic characteristics which put you at risk.
Even if Australians with newly diagnosed bowel cancer were routinely tested for a genetic predisposition to further cancers, one in three people would still not take the necessary steps to use that information to prevent further disease.
Researchers from UNSW Medicine took the extra step of screening for the hereditary Lynch syndrome in the 2,100 people with colorectal cancer who presented at a number of NSW hospitals* over a three-year period.
AMA (NSW) acknowledged the achievements of exemplary interns, residents and registrars with the 2013 Doctors-in-Training Awards.
The awards were presented at the 2013 AMA (NSW) Investec Specialist Bank Doctors - in - Training Black, Red & White Ball, 23 March in two categories:
Dozens of new drugs will be approved for use in Australia this year and already Nick Buckley is worried some could be deadly.
While the Bureau of Statistics shows one in 15 deaths in Australia is drug related, Professor Buckley says it is a field that needs more scrutiny.
Buckley, a medical toxicologist at UNSW’s Prince of Wales Clinical School, plans to change that through a $6.8 million NHMRC grant he leads that will examine prescription drug reactions, medical and chemical poisonings, and snake and spider bites.
The Prince of Wales Clinical School is pleased to announce the following 2012 teaching awards which recognise and reward the outstanding teachers who contribute to undergraduate medical student education:
- 2012 Bryan Yeo Best Teacher Award
- 2012 Prince of Wales Clinical School Award
- 2012 UNSW Medicine and University Awards
2012 Bryan Yeo Best Teacher Award
An epidemic of non-Hodgkin lymphoma has led researchers to embark on a world-first study to uncover the causes. Linda McSweeny reports.
When Ian Foster first noticed a niggle in his back he didn’t think much of it. But when the pain began to keep him up at night, he knew something was wrong.
The confronting diagnosis that the blood cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, was invading his body came as a shock.
Our very own Dr Kerrie McDonald has been awarded the Outstanding Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision Award from the Arc Postgraduate Council, UNSW. The ceremony was held on 22nd November 2012 at the ASB Business Lounge on campus.
Dr McDonald received the prestigous award in recognition of her exemplary supervisory conduct and invaluable contributions to the supervision of higher degree research candidates. The award was endoresed by not only the Arc Postgraduate Council but also the Dean of Graduate Research, Professor Laura Poole-Warren.
On Tuesday 25.09.12, Channel 10 interviewed Dr Kerrie McDonald in the Lowy Cancer Research Centre for her recent work on brain cancer tumour treatment.
The research was carried out with fellow Prince of Wales Clinical School staff members Dr Megan Hitchins and Dr Robert Rapkins and was published last week. The Cancer Council supported the work and CEO of Cancer Council Dr Andrew Penman was interviewed on site as well.