Immunotherapy and Cancer – The New Frontier

Current studies trialling immunotherapy as cancer treatment are showing some amazing results, with exciting promise for patient recovery. St John of God Murdoch Hospital’s Principal Investigator and Associate Professor Kynan Feeney says it’s an area of rapid-pace research, with new generations of immunotherapy compounds and combinations of treatments being trialled on an almost weekly basis.…

Oncology Clinical Trials

In a clinical trial, people volunteer to test the most up-to-date drugs, treatments, interventions or tests to help prevent, detect, treat or manage a disease or medical condition. It usually involves the random allocation of participants to a treatment group that may include either the standard of care treatment plus the new treatment, or the…

Heed Your Heel Pain

Have you woken up in the morning, swung your feet over the side of the bed, and felt a stab of pain as you transfer your body weight to your feet for the first time that day? Or maybe you feel stabbing heel pain, numbness or tingling throughout the day when you get up and…

Striking a Chord to Deep Relaxation

The pressures of contemporary life can be overwhelming and many of us are searching for something to help us find some peace and calm. Sound massage, although a relatively new relaxation technique in Australia, is becoming a recognised form of complementary therapy with positive, relaxing effects for many all over the world. The practitioner uses…

Make Your Wishes Known

We know that death is a certainty but how many of us are prepared for this eventuality? What would happen if you had an accident or you suddenly became ill? Would your family know what kind of treatment you would want or how you would like to be cared for? Director Palliative Care Services Alison…