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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Hsp90 Inhibitors-Therapeutic potential in prostate cancer?

A/Prof Lisa Butler (ARC Future Fellow, Member of the FFCMH Management Group and Prostate Cancer Research Group Leader at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, left in photo),  Dr Margaret Centenera (Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia Post-doctoral Research Fellow, right in photo), and PhD student Heather Armstrong were invited along with UK colleagues  […]

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THRF Research Award to Dr Rajdeep Das

PhD candidate, Dr Rajdeep Das, was selected from six finalists as the recently announced winner of The Hospital Research Foundation’s 50th Anniversary Science Award. Rajdeep is completing his final year of his PhD in the Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories, School of Medicine, at the University of Adelaide.  He is receiving a PhD scholarship top-up […]

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Optimising Existing Health Services for Men

Students Phoebe Drioli-Phillips (Health Sciences, left picture below)  and Jana Le (Psychology, right picture below) took a fresh look at data collected on South Australian men’s attitudes towards the concept of a dedicated men’s health service (DMHS) as part of the 2014-15 summer vacation research program. Their results were presented at the June 2015 South Australian […]

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FFCMH Sponsors 2015 GRC on Hormone Dependent Cancers

The FFCMH stood alongside the US National Institute of Health and global pharmaceutical companies as a major sponsor of the 2015 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on hormone-dependent cancers held in Newry, ME in August 2015. The GRC was chaired by FFCMH Management Group member and Head of Research at the Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research […]

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RACGP releases new guidelines on prostate cancer testing

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has released new guidelines for prostate cancer screening in General Practice. It reiterates that for men aged 50–69 without a family history of prostate cancer, the decision to have prostate cancer screening must be an informed and personal one.   While the digital rectal exam (DRE) remains useful it […]

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1000 Participants needed for on-line survey on health screening

FFCMH PhD candidate Clare McGuiness is seeking adult male and female participants to complete an online survey about health screening that takes 15 to 25 minutes. All participants go in the draw for a chance to win an iPad Mini 3 (16GB with wifi and cellular) valued at $659. To complete the survey, go to www.habitstudy.com […]

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Eye tracking technology informing health promotion strategies

Persuading people to adopt a healthier lifestyle, whether it be by face-to-face counselling, pamphlets, books, videos, webpages, and mobile phone apps, is hard work. Few people access these resources, and when they are accessed their impact is usually short lived. Men have proved particularly hard to reach, especially through distance-based methods. To develop more cost-effective […]

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Newsletter revival

MWBro Stephen Michalak, Grand Master of Freemasons of SA/NT, recommended that it was time to revive the Centre’s print Newsletter to ensure that the good work of the FFCMH is getting out to those who need to know about it; the Freemasons community, the community at large, medical and public health practitioners and policy makers.  […]

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Forging European collaborations in e&m-Health

This month, FFCMH NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow, Dr Camille Short, returned from three months sabbatical leave in Europe where she forged collaborations with leaders in the field of electronic and mobile health (e&m-Health) and cancer survivorship research. Camille attended the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference in Edinburgh in June where […]

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BLUE SHIRTS out in force for City-to-Bay Fun Run

Members of the Freemasons, the FFCMH and family members literally took to the streets on Sunday 20 September for the 2015 City-Bay fun to promote Freemasonry in South Australian and in particular, its support of medical research at the Centre.   Almost 60 runners and walkers participating in the 12km, 6km or 3km events donned the […]

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