Welcome to the Spring edition of Inside Health

Welcome to the Spring edition of Inside Health. It is upsetting that there is an increasing need in our community for cancer facilities, research and care. It is, however, heartening that so many types of cancer are treatable and in many cases, curable. When patients are diagnosed with cancer, often their whole world is turned upside down and what lies ahead … Continue reading Welcome to the Spring edition of Inside Health

Trialling treatments for better health

Oncologists at the Murdoch Oncology Clinical Trials Unit (MOCTU) are passionate about finding new and better ways to ‘kick cancer’ in our community. Dr Kynan Feeney says research shows that patients who are in clinical trials often fare better than those who are not involved. “Clinical trials give patients access to new types of treatment so that we can see … Continue reading Trialling treatments for better health

Fewer side effects for chemo patients

At St John of God Murdoch Hospital’s Oncology Clinical Trials Unit (MOCTU), patients are experiencing fewer of the side effects of chemotherapy from a new trial treatment for breast cancer. Patient Rosie Myers, who had early stage breast cancer, says the trial drugs have given her a new lease on life after enduring the effects of standard chemotherapy. “I have much more … Continue reading Fewer side effects for chemo patients