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Harsh cuts won’t help our health

Friday, 16 May 2014

OPINION: Unfortunately, but as anticipated, the government’s budget plans for healthcare have focused on the way we fund our health system. This has resulted in almost universal criticism of the budget initiatives from those of us who have been urging government to concentrate on changing the way we deliver care, rather than revenue generation.

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Cervical cancer trial underway in Victoria

Thursday, 1 May 2014

As the government considers recommendations for changes to cervical cancer screening, UNSW is already a leading partner in a major trial of the new technology in Victoria.

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Recommended cervical screening regime will save even more lives

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

OPINION: Australian women may soon have fewer of those uncomfortable visits to the doctor for cervical cancer screening.

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Bowel cancer: raising awareness is our best hope

Thursday, 3 April 2014

OPINION: How much more "awareness" of breast cancer is needed? Is there any other cancer that people are more aware of? Let’s be bold and shift the cancer awareness spotlight to where the sun doesn’t shine, for just a moment. 

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2013 NSW Health Innovation Symposium

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

The 2013 NSW Health Innovation Symposium featured 63 presentations on ground-breaking health initiatives that harness new ideas, new technologies and new approaches to the delivery of patient care. Innovation and new thinking is part of everything we do from the Ministry, through to acute care in hospital settings, to community health networks across the State.

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Higher thinking for brain cancer

Friday, 28 February 2014

UNSW’s Dr Kerrie McDonald has made an impassioned plea for more funding for research into brain tumours and for a more personalised approach to care.

Dr McDonald, the Head of UNSW’s Cure Brain Cancer Foundation Laboratory, is leading Australia’s only research into lower grade brain tumours in young adults.

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Is the honeymoon over for personalised cancer medicine?

Thursday, 20 February 2014

OPINION: For more than a decade now, we have been promised that genetic knowledge would personalise our health care. The media has told us that this information will be our own medical crystal ball, and if we fail to adhere to personalised disease prevention plans we can receive targeted medicines to treat our disease.

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Dean's Awards - Congratulations

Thursday, 6 February 2014

The 2013 Dean’s Awards was held on 28 November 2013. Congratulations to the recipients from the Prince of Wales Clinical School.

The Dean, Professor Peter Smith, presented the awards to Weini Samuel, Professor Stephen Riordan and Jenny (Jia) Liu.

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Australia Day Honours 2014

Friday, 31 January 2014

The important contribution to the community and the nation made by several of our UNSW Medicine staff and alumni has been recognised in the 2014 Australia Day Honours List. We would particularly like to acknowledge the following faculty members who received Member of the Order (AM).

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Translational Cancer Research Network prize; Alan Truong

Translational Cancer Research Network Prize awarded

Friday, 17 January 2014

Congratulations to Alan Truong who was awarded the UNSW Translational Cancer Research Network Prize of $200 for the best performance in PATH3208 Cancer Sciences in December. The certificate was awarded by the Translational Cancer Research Network, the University of NSW and the Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick. The official prize giving ceremony is on Thursday 13th March 2014.

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