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Precision Medicine in Oncology Advances with the Launch of Queensland Molecular Tumour Board at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba.

The inaugural meeting of the Queensland Molecular Tumour Board (QMTB) was held on the morning of Wednesday, 10th October 2018 at Translational Research Institute, on the grounds of Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane. The QMTB is an initiative of the Australian Translational Genomics Centre (ATGC), and includes physicians, oncologists,…

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Queensland Blood Cancer Patients Benefit from Breakthrough Genetic Testing Service

This article was produced by QUT Media and published on the QUT News website on 27th August 2018 Cutting-edge DNA sequencing technology has been used by QUT researchers at the new Australian Translational Genomics Centre (ATGC) to identify genetic mutations in 100 patients with blood cancers, with this testing providing clinically…

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The ATGC are now able to perform whole-exome sequencing on formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue samples for clinical reports.

Monday 22nd January, 2018, Brisbane, Australia. The ATGC has received NATA approval to use formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue samples for whole-exome sequencing (WES). This involved successful completion of the validation study, and NATA approval that was accepted on 9th January 2018. For cases where insufficient fresh tumour…

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Arthritis Australia Launch “Rheumatology Nurses: Adding Value to Arthritis Care”

Tuesday 17th October, 2017, Canberra, Australia. The Federal Minister for Health, the Honourable Greg Hunt MP, officially launched the project commissioned by Arthritis Australia “Rheumatology Nurses: Adding Value to Arthritis Care” at a parliamentary breakfast at Parliament House, Canberra. Minister Hunt also announced the commitment to…

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Genomic Technologies Fair at TRI on Tuesday 7 November, 2017.

Brisbane, Australia. The TRI Auditorium, Woolloongabba, will be the venue for a Genomic Technologies Fair on Tuesday 7 November, 2017.   TRI will host representative guest speakers from a number of genomics industry leaders. For more information on the program, and to RSVP for catering purposes, please see here.  

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The ATGC Achieves NATA Accreditation to Provide Clinical Genomics Reports

Wednesday 4th October 2017, Brisbane, Australia. The Australian Translational Genomics Centre (ATGC), based at Queensland University of Technology at Translational Research Institute, and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba, has received accreditation to provide genomic testing of patient samples for clinical reports. This will…

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The Minister for Health officially opens the Australian Translational Genomics Centre

Wednesday, 15th August 2017, Brisbane, Australia: The Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services, The Honourable Cameron Dick, officially opened the Australian Translational Genomics Centre, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba, Brisbane.   Professor Lyn Griffiths, Executive Director of Institute of Health and…

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Personalised Medicine Brings New Hope for Wenzhou Cancer Patients

30th November, 2016, WENZHOU, CHINA:  A new Centre for Personalised Medicine opens today at Wenzhou Medical University’s First Affiliated Hospital.  It will provide a new world-leading service in personalised medicine genomics for cancer and other patients attending the hospital, and perform cancer research. Advances in genome sequencing…

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The State Government has announced the successful applicants from the first round of funding for the Queensland Genomics Health Alliance (QGHA).

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017, Brisbane, Australia: Genomics researchers advance Queensland health care. The Palaszczuk Government is positioning Queensland as a world leader in the translation of genomics research into healthcare practice, today announcing the first recipients of its $25 million Queensland Genomics Health Alliance (QGHA)…

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Queensland-first genomics centre to transform cancer treatment

The Australian Translational Genomics Centre (ATGC) is the first genomic diagnostic service in Queensland and one of the largest programs of its kind in Australasia, providing whole-exome or whole-genome sequencing and microarray services. Each year, more than 2000 Queenslanders will have access to DNA sequencing technology to identify…

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