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Associate Professor Kerrie McDonald, Head of the Cure Brain Cancer Oncology Group

UNSW Medicine’s Plight to Cure Brain Cancer

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

At the start of Brain Cancer Action Week, Gold Logie winner Carrie Bickmore has done an outstanding job of raising awareness of brain cancer, and the need for further funding and support.

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UNSW cancer researchers receive funding boost

Thursday, 30 April 2015

UNSW research assessing the impact of genomic testing on women with a high-risk of developing breast cancer has received major backing in the latest round of funding from the Cancer Council NSW.

The research, led by Associate Professor Bettina Meiser, was one of five UNSW-linked projects across leukaemia, breast and rare cancers to win grants worth more than $1.7 million.

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White Shirt Campaign: Aussie celebrities support the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

THE white shirt – a classic item of clothing. But more than that, it has the potential to save women’s lives, thanks to the Witchery White Shirt Campaign and the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. Why else does the white shirt matter? Try these 12 reasons…

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Neurosurgeon Charlie Teo to talk at TEDx Sydney

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Inspirational and controversial neurosurgeon and UNSW Conjoint Associate Professor Dr Charlie Teo will be one of the speakers at TEDx Sydney next month.

A pioneer in keyhole minimally invasive techniques, Dr Teo founded the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation (formerly the Cure for Life Foundation) in 2003.

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2015 Australia Day Honours List

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

The important contribution to the community and the nation made by several of our UNSW Medicine staffhas been recognised in the2015Australia Day Honours List. I would particularly like to congratulate the following faculty members who received either an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) or a Member of the Order of Australia(AM):

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UNSW Medicine cancer researcher appointed new ASMR President

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

As a talented pancreatic cancer researcher whose work is offering new hope of better survival for patients - and also the wife of a cancer survivor - Dr Phoebe Phillips knows better than most the vital importance of medical research.

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Cannabis use common among people using prescribed opioids for chronic pain

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

One in six people using prescribed opioids for chronic pain also use cannabis, a study of 1,500 Australians led by researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW has found. The researchers also found that those who used cannabis in addition to opioids reported greater pain relief than those using opioids alone.

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Staff Excellence in Safety

Friday, 12 December 2014

Congratulations to everyone who was nominated for the UNSW Excellence in Work Health and Safety award. 

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State-of-the-art cancer centre to halve time from research to patient care

Thursday, 23 October 2014

A game-changing medical alliance initiated by UNSW and the Prince of Wales Hospital has been launched by the NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Health and Medical Research Jillian Skinner. It will bring together – into one, new purpose-built facility – some of the country’s best cancer and blood disorder researchers and clinicians.

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