News: cancer

Arthritis drug used to limit antibiotics in blood cancer patients

A doctor and patient smile at each other,

Researchers from the University of Adelaide and the Radboud University Medical Centre in the Netherlands have repurposed an arthritis drug to restrict the use of antibiotics in the treatment of side effects caused by blood cancer, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

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Leading cancer researcher joins SAiGENCI

Melissa Davis smiles at the camera.

Cancer research expert Professor Melissa Davis has been appointed as Program Leader, Cancer Systems Biology at the South Australian immunoGENomics Cancer Institute (SAiGENCI).

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Medical research funding boost has wide impact

AHMS building

University of Adelaide experts have been awarded more than $1.9 million to pursue medical research that will improve the lives of people such as young Aboriginal women, high-risk COVID-19 groups and cancer sufferers.

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Cancer treatment ‘brain-gain’ for South Australia

Professor Christopher Sweeney

South Australian patients with cancer will benefit from world-class cancer research and new treatments with the appointment of three globally-lauded scientists to the University of Adelaide’s South Australian immunoGENomics Cancer Institute (SAiGENCI).

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State-of-the-art Cancer Institute to deliver world-leading research and treatment for South Australians

SAiGENCI

World-leading patient care, cutting-edge cancer diagnoses and treatments – including genomic and immune-based technologies – combined with ground-breaking research collaborations, will be the focus of a new cancer institute in South Australia.

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Starving gut bacteria to improve chemotherapy outcomes

Dr Hannah Wardill

Fasting before chemotherapy drastically increases the number and diversity of bacteria found in the gut and can improve treatment outcomes, a new study by University of Adelaide researchers has found. 

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$1.62 million for rare cancer research

Image of blood vials in a laboratory

A University of Adelaide and SAHMRI study to test new treatments for a rare and neglected blood cancer, which has no known effective treatment, has been awarded $1,619,122 from the Federal Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

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Partnership to revolutionise cancer diagnosis

Women working in science laboratory

The University of Adelaide has partnered with medical technology company Sienna Cancer Diagnostics in an exclusive worldwide licencing agreement to develop a unique cancer probe with the potential to detect a sugar molecule only present in cancer cells.

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United front to Beat Cancer

Doctor looking in microscope

Two up-and-coming young researchers from the University of Adelaide and SAHMRI are major beneficiaries of the latest round of Cancer Council SA’s Beat Cancer Project funding.

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Major breakthrough for leukaemia treatment

An international clinical trial involving Adelaide researchers has demonstrated the safety and efficacy of a next-generation treatment for people with chronic myeloid leukaemia.

An international clinical trial involving Adelaide researchers has demonstrated the safety and efficacy of a next-generation treatment for people with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML).

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