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National trial of on-line Exercise (prescription) Guide for men with advanced prostate cancer

There is clear evidence that supervised exercise not only reduces side effects of treatment but it improves the length of survival of men being treated for advanced prostate cancer. Supervised, individually prescribed exercise for people with chronic conditions including cancer should only be provided by exercise physiologists, to ensure safety and effectiveness. The costs and […]

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Dean’s commendation for PhD – Congratulations Dr Prabin Gyawali

We congratulate Dr Prabin Gyawali on being awarded his PhD and for receiving the Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence. Dr Prabin Gyawali BSc, MSc, PhD Thesis:  Sex Hormone Binding Globulin – Regulation and role as a marker of chronic disease risk Supervisors: Professor Gary Wittert, Dr Sean Martin, Professor Leonie Hielbronn Summary: Until now Sex […]

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Deans commendation for PhD – Congratulations Dr Amy Finlay

We congratulate Dr Amy Finlay on being awarded her PhD and for receiving the Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence. Amy Finlay BPsychSci, BHlthSc (Hon), PhD Thesis:  Prostate Cancer Health and Fitness Online: The development and pilot testing of an internet physical activity program for prostate cancer survivors. Supervisors: Dr Camille Short and Professor Gary Wittert […]

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Congratulations Rayzel Fernades on her PhD award and post-doctoral position in London

The Centre congratulates Dr Rayzel Fernades on being awarded her PhD. Rayzel Fernandes BSc, MSc, PhD Thesis: The role of microRNA-194 in prostate cancer progression Superviors: Dr Luke Selth, Dr Theresa Hickey, Prof Wayne Tilley Summary: Rayzel’s project characterised the function of a small non-coding RNA molecule, microRNA-194 (miR-194), in prostate cancer. Using cutting-edge genomic […]

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Dean’s Commendation for PhD – Congratulations Dr Adel Aref

The Centre congratulates Dr Adel Aref on being awarded his PhD and for receiving the Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence. Adel Aref MBBCh, ESMOc, SCMO (UK), PhD Thesis:  Defining the role of lipids and metabolic factors as risk factors for prostate cancer incidence and aggressiveness. Supervisors: Prof Lisa Butler, Dr Andrew Vincent, Dr Michael O’Callaghan, […]

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Congratulations 19/20 summer vacation research scholarship students

The Centre congratulates the following students on their FFCMH Summer Vacation Scholarship award. Mr Hendrew Duvenage (MBBS, 5th Year, The University of Adelaide) Project: Relative contribution of novel predictors to the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in Australian men. Supervisor: Prof Gary Wittert, Dr Sean Martin, Dr Andrew Vincent Ms Ser Yee Ang (BPsychSc 3rd […]

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Research Impact – Bench to bedside – CDK4/6 inhibitor for prostate cancer in trial

Reported in the journal Oncogene in 2013, Professor Lisa Butler (pictured left) and collaborators, including the Centre’s Professor Wayne Tilley and senior author, Professor Karen Knudsen from the Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University in USA. inhibition of the cyclin/cyclin-dependent kinase/retinoblastoma (CDK4/6) pathway that is critical for cell replication may have a role in controlling some […]

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Movember continues to support advances in care for prostate cancer

Movember continues to support advances in the care of men with prostate cancer through the award of a research grant to Centre members Dr Michael O’Callaghan from the South Australian Prostate Cancer Clinical Outcomes Collaborative (SA-PCCOC, Prostate Cancer Registry), Dr Andrew Vincent and the Investigator team. The research will involve using data collected by the South […]

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Research Impact: PARP-1 inhibitors in prostate cancer

In 2010 Professors Wayne Tilley and Lisa Buter (pictured left) and Dr Maggie Centenera from the Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories of the FFCMH joined an international team from Thomas Jefferson University, the University of Michigan and University of Texas South Western Medical Centre (USA) for a research program which ultimately described for the first time how a gene (unit of […]

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Congratulations Julia Scott – FFCMH PhD Scholarship top-up

The Centre congratulates Ms Julia Scott on being awarded a Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health PhD Scholarship top-up award. The  top-up supplements Josephine’s George Fraser Scholarship. Julia has a Bachelor of Science (Advanced), majoring in Biochemistry and Chemistry from the University of Adelaide. Julia also has a Bachelor of Medical Science Honours from Flinders University. […]

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