UNSW Medicine

Ovarian cancer

A new approach to ovarian cancer detection developed by UNSW Vice-Chancellor Ian Jacobs could lead to widespread screening for the disease that kills about two in three sufferers in Australia.

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

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We still need to know a great deal more about programs to prevent child sexual abuse, write Karen Zwi, Susan Woolfenden, Aron Shlonsky and Kerryann Walsh.

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

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The use of cloth masks by healthcare workers may actually put them at increased risk of respiratory illness and viral infections and their global use should be discouraged, according to a UNSW study. 

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A trip to the GP may see you walk out with a clean bill of health, a specialist appointment or a prescription. But a referral to go and discover your inner Picasso? 

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A leaked mental health review reportedly recommends re-directing $1billion from acute hospital services to community services. The proposal risks causing a major destabilisation of the public mental health system, writes Phil Mitchell.

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With the increasing availability of genetic testing, glimpsing your future risk of disease based on your own genetic makeup is now more tempting that ever.

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Australia’s unique policy of linking financial benefits to vaccination poses a real risk of backlash, write Raina MacIntyre and Daniel Salmon.

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A new treatment option is emerging for men with urinary problems, without the sexual side-effects of medication and surgery.

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