Investment into drug resistance research as cancer fights back
Drug resistance is now one of the biggest challenges facing cancer patients, with Cancer Council NSW funding 16 separate studies aimed at overcoming the phenomenon for a variety of cancers including cancer of the colon, skin and endocrine system. Read more
Associate Professor Karen Canfell, Cancer Council NSW said: “As research into the understanding and treatment of cancer evolves, so too does the disease, and some cancer types are becoming resistant to particular treatments.”
A new MRI technique being trialed at Brisbane's Wesley Hospital could improve prostate cancer diagnosis and reduce the need for invasive surgery, with hopes the technique could be extended to breast cancer diagnosis. Read more
The technique involves ‘nano MRI’, whereby particles of iron are injected into the bloodstream to make cancerous lymph nodes distinguishable under an MRI.
A cancer trial has begun at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital, with twenty-one people selected to take part in the initial phase which will see their tumours removed and stored in a process known as “tumour banking’’. Read more
The tumours will be used to create a vaccine if the patient relapses and there are no other treatment options available.
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work. We would also like to pay respect to the elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.