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For more than a decade now, we have been promised that genetic knowledge would personalise our health care. Support for this future vision has been unwavering, despite its slow progress, writes Robyn Ward.

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Death rates are greater if a patient is admitted to hospital via the Emergency Department over the weekend than during the working week, UNSW research finds.

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The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans, but the reaction to the report has been muted and it seems to be business as usual, writes Bin Jalaludin. 

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Children with the particularly lethal cancer neuroblastoma could benefit from potentially life-saving treatment, following breakthrough work led by UNSW medical researchers.VIDEO

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The chances of a woman surviving ovarian cancer and her quality of life during treatment could be significantly improved, with an international trial about to get underway in Sydney.

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An epidemic of new cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Australia has led UNSW researchers to embark on a world-first study to uncover the causes.

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Human trials have begun on a groundbreaking anti-cancer drug, developed at UNSW, with the power to shrink tumours and potentially provide an alternative to chemotherapy.

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Construction has begun on a new $76 million cancer treatment and research facility following a sod-turning ceremony at the Prince of Wales Hospital.

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Australia’s first community-based Cancer Survivors Centre, which is based at UNSW, has joined the Dry July campaign.

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With advances in nanotechnology, the future of medicine is taking shape on the nano-scale and making possible healthcare solutions once confined to the realm of science fiction.

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