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Fundraiser for Cherish

QUT Improving Health Outcomes for People is a proud support of the Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation. Cherish funds clinical research that results in better treatments for gynaecological cancer patients. Cherish is hosting its annual Battle. The Battle is a beach volleyball tournament aiming to raise money for much needed research into gynaecological cancer. The Battle…

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The Imagine Trial has commenced

The Imagine trial aims to implement and evaluate an innovative training and mentoring program for surgeons who perform laparoscopic (keyhole) hysterectomy. The first stage of the Imagine trial commenced last week at the Train-the-Trainers workshop. Prof Coleman and Mr Cecil are world leaders in surgical skills training and spent time with senior Queensland gynaecology surgeons…

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The Implementation of Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy: The Imagine trial

The Imagine trial aims to implement and evaluate an innovative training and mentoring program for surgeons who perform laparoscopic (keyhole) hysterectomy. Hysterectomy is the surgical procedure to remove the uterus. Hysterectomy is the most commonly performed major gynaecological procedure in women. Approximately 30,000 hysterectomies are performed in Australia each year. Hysterectomy can be performed for…

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World Cancer Research Fund grant: The ECHO trial

Prof Sandi Hayes, is excited to announce ihop’s current ECHO trial has received funding from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) International for further expansion. The ECHO trial evaluates the effects of an exercise intervention during first-line chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is the most common cause of gynaecological cancer death, with an overall…

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Attending the world congress of cancers of the skin

QUT Improving Health Outcomes for People co-leader Prof Monika Janda recently attended the 16th World Congress on Cancers of the Skin in Vienna, Austria. The world congress of cancers of the skin holds interdisciplinary meetings for clinicians and scientists working in the challenging fields of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. Prof Janda’s presented her talk…

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Mobile technologies improve skin cancer prevention outcomes

Mobile phone-delivered technologies can improve skin cancer prevention outcomes, according to a QUT Improving Health Outcomes for People research group study. Linda Finch, group manager and research officer from the research group at Queensland University of Technology, published her findings in the renowned international journal Preventive Medicine. As part of the SknTec study, Ms Finch…

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Gynaecological cancer fundraiser – The Battle

QUT Improving Health Outcomes for People research group is a proud support of the Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation. Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation’s goal is to find and fund clinical research that results in better treatments for gynaecological cancer patients. Approximately 5000 women are diagnosed with gynaecological cancer each year in Australia, and a third of…

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Mobile secondary prevention of skin cancer

QUT Improving Health Outcomes for People researchers attended the 2nd Global Advances and Controversies in Skin Cancer Conference 2015. The conference was attended by medical, research and health support professionals debating prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship of skin cancer (including both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer). The conference highlighted the global burden of skin cancer….

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