Latest News

Latest News

March is Lymphoedema Awareness Month. Let’s start the conversation!

The Lymphoedema Clinical Research Unit based in Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer is fundraising for the Lymphoedema Support Group South Australia this month. Find out what YOU can do to get the conversation started.

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28 April 2016

Welcome Janni Petersen

A biomedical scientist from a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine winning lab in the United Kingdom is preparing to continue her breakthrough research project at the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer.

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While chronic conditions are rapidly becoming a major cause of disease burden and health care spending in Australia, the impact of chronic conditions in cancer remains largely unexplored. In December 2014, the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer convened a Think Tank on Chronic Conditions and Cancer which examined the evidence behind the interaction of chronic conditions and cancer, gaps in current knowledge and priorities for care and research in this area.

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Flinders University News

A type of starch found in bananas, potatoes, whole grains and beans could help offset the cancer-associated consequences of a high red meat diet, new research from Flinders University shows.

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Flinders University News

Medical discoveries with the potential to treat conditions ranging from cancer to golden staph have earned two Flinders University researchers a prestigious Tall Poppy Award for 2014.

Dr Ramiz Boulos from the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences and Dr Bradley Simpson from the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer received the award for their outstanding contributions to science at a Government House reception hosted by SA Governor Kevin Scarce last night (July 28).

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Flinders University News

As part of a Flinders University study, PhD candidate Malou van Zanten from the Lymphoedema Research Unit is exploring the impact of severe lower leg trauma and subsequent tissue damage on the lymphatic system, particularly injuries that require soft tissue reconstruction.

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Flinders University News

A team of Australian scientists has presented evidence that a new blood test for bowel cancer based on two genes that “leak” into the blood can detect 65 per cent of bowel cancer cases.

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In late 2013 the Flinders Medical Centre Foundation introduced an oncology massage program in to the Flinders Infusion Suite to help relieve some of the anxiety patients can feel when receiving chemotherapy treatment.

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Brain cancer research will get a much needed boost in Australia with SAPOL dedicating funds raised through their 2014 and 2015 Ride Like Crazy events to the Flinders Medical Centre Foundation to support the SA Neurological Tumour Bank.

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We are proud to announce that Professor Graeme Young, was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) at this year's Australia Day awards and honours. Graeme helped shape the vision for the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer and washonoured for his contribution for 'significant service to medicine through a range of research, clinical and academic roles, particular his instrumental role in developing the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program'

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Flinders University News

Maintenance of bone health is an important issue for cancer survivors, yet it is currently poorly managed, according to Flinders University medical oncologist Professor Bogda Koczwara.

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FCIC researchers are conducting research into beliefs about causes of breast cancer. If you are interested, please take part in this survey that will help form solutions for patients

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Flinders In Daily

Liver transplant recipients are more susceptible to cancer, especially skin cancers, new Flinders University research shows.

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Bladder cancer accounts for approximately two percent of cancer diagnoses in Australia with around two hundred new cases diagnosed in South Australia each year. It is most prevalent among people aged over fifty years of age, with men three times more likely than women to be affected.

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Dr Ben Lewis, a Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer researcher from the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, is at the forefront of improving treatment for malignant melanoma.

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The Flinders Medical Centre patient, who is a professional photographer, decided to document her battle against breast cancer in photographs, bringing her camera along to appointments, scans and even surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. 

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20 September 2013

The Rising Cost of Cancer

Flinders In Daily

Pressure is mounting on the Federal Government to fund a growing number of high-cost cancer medications, a Flinders University researcher says.

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06 September 2013

Just the right dose

Flinders University News

When two patients are given the exact same dose of medication, their reaction to the drug – including how well it works and what side-effects it has – largely depends on the person.

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Southern Health News

A new online self-help program could provide better coping strategies for recently-diagnosed cancer patients to help reduce the stress associated with cancer.

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World leading Flinders University Professor of Global Gastrointestinal Health and former Director of Development for the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (FCIC), Professor Graeme Young was named the SA Scientist of the Year at the Science Excellence Awards on August 16.

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With Myriad Genetics recently losing their patents on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, improved testing for inherited gene defects that could lead to breast and ovarian cancers are a step closer to being more accessible to women around the world.

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Southern Health News

Saliva from cancer patients will go under the microscope in a new study aiming to discover if an individual’s genetic makeup is a factor in how they react to chemotherapy.

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The Woodhead designed Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer has won two awards as part of the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2013 South Australian Architecture award program.

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17 June 2013

UK Cycle Challenge

A team of 24 participants are cycling Great Britain from end to end for Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer research this June!

Raising over $98,000 the team will surmount plenty of hilly obstacles on a 1600km ride from Lands End to John o'Groats.

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Earlier this year, Ride Like Crazy, supported by the South Australia Police, donated $160,000 raised by its January cycling event to be divided between the Flinders Medical Centre Foundation and the Neurosurgical Research Foundation

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Flinders University researchers are breaking new ground in a decade-long journey to pinpoint the function of two closely related proteins which could play a role in diseases like type 2 diabetes, obesity and cancer.

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Flinders University news

Scientists from Flinders University are trying to develop a new treatment for a highly aggressive, asbestos-related lung cancer that is set to become more prevalent in the future.

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Flinders University news

A research team led by Flinders University’s new Strategic Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, Arduino Mangoni is developing novel drugs to regulate the function and growth of blood vessels, paving the way for potential breakthroughs in cancer, dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

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Flinders University News

There’s no such thing as a healthy glow, yet many young women still believe brown is best. “A major reason young people, especially young women, overexpose themselves to the sun is because they think the browner their skin looks, the more attractive they are,” Flinders University Professor Carlene Wilson said.

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FMC Foundation & Flinders University News

A new Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer project is educating Indigenous communities about the scientific potential of traditional medicinal plants in the hope of uncovering new anti-cancer and pharmaceutical compounds. 

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Flinders University Research Pulse

Mention the word 'radiation', and most people will usually have a negative resonse. However, the use of radiation is not only integral to many forms of medical treatments (such as diagnostic X-rays and radiotherapy), it's also utilised in numerous areas of medical research.

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An epic international fundraising event, the Ride to Conquer Cancer® is benefitting the Flinders Medical Centre Foundation when it comes to Adelaide for the first time on the weekend of 30 November 2013.

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Flinders University News, Channel 9 News Report

Researchers from Flinders University are on a groundbreaking journey to prove – and prevent – the cancer-causing effects of eating red meat.

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Southern Health News

Green tea and Brazil nuts are being used in a ground-breaking trial at Flinders Medical Centre, to investigate their cancer-fighting qualities. 

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Flinders University News

The role of oestrogen as a weapon in oesophageal cancer – one of the deadliest forms of gastrointestinal carcinomas – is being explored as part of a “pioneering” Flinders University study.

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15 January 2013

Statement

The Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer is a leading cancer centre in Australia that houses world-class care and survivorship services alongside innovative cancer prevention and early intervention research....

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11 December 2012

Cancer-enhancing stress

The Scientist report:

Depression in post-op breast cancer patients can cause tumors to establish in bone.  Doctors and researchers have recently noted a trend that stress in treated breast cancer patients tends to correlate with a greater re-occurrence of cancer

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Flinders research into bowel cancer prevention by Professor Graeme Young and his team is helping to save the lives of children in developing countries by creating solutions for the treatment of acute diarrhoea.

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The inaugural FCIC Survivorship Conference in February 2013 will be the first meeting in Australia to bring together health professionals, researchers, survivors and members of the general public to discuss survivorship care and research.

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ABC News Report:

Researchers say the venom from a tropical sea anemone may help fight breast cancer. Laboratory tests have shown the toxin can kill two types of cancer cells....

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A respected cancer journal has published new Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer findings on how cancer cells communicate to source oxygen, which could lead to a blood test for aggressive cancers.

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An online resource to help cancer patients cope with the physical, social and emotional stressors of the disease will be evaluated under a new Flinders University project.

Flinders researchers Dr Lisa BeattyProfessor Bogda Koczwara and Professor Tracey Wade will soon begin a three-year study to assess....

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16 October 2012

The real fight at flinders

Flinders researchers are not worried about headlines - today they are only worrying about ways to prevent cancer from occurring and ways to detect cancer at its earliest stages....

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The Flinders Medical Centre Foundation formed an association with the LIVESTRONG Foundation in January 2009.

The association sees a laboratory in the new Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer named after LIVESTRONG....

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AdelaideNow report

Sea snails hold the key to releasing women from some of the most deadly cancers, research suggests. Flinders University researcher Vicki Edwards has discovered a compound which selectively targets and kills cells in ovarian cancer - one of the most deadly cancers for women....

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02 October 2012

ACRF Cancer Prevention Unit

The Australian Cancer Research Foundation Cancer Prevention Unit at the FCIC was launched by the Minister for Health, the Hon. John Hill, on 2 October with an announcement about world-leading research conducted in partnership with the Unit....

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ABC News Report:

A new cancer facility at Flinders Medical Centre is aiming to be a world leader in clinical approaches to cancer treatment.

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Australia‟s first scientific and consumer-based survivorship conference will be one of many new initiatives borne from the newly commissioned $30 million Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer....

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