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Nicotine replacement in pregnancy: Safer than smoking

Nicotine replacement in pregnancy: Safer than smoking

Monday, 4 December 2017

Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is safer than smoking and Australian doctors can be confident about prescribing it for their pregnant patients, according to the authors of a Narrative Review published online by the Medical Journal of Australia.

Fat cells a key suspect for endometrial cancer in obese women

Fat cells a key suspect for endometrial cancer in obese women

Monday, 27 November 2017

An underlying mechanism linking obesity with the development of endometrial cancer has, for the first time, been demonstrated by a Hunter Medical Research Institute research team.

PHD Scholarship: Anticancer Properties of Low-THC containing Medicinal Cannabis

PHD Scholarship: Anticancer Properties of Low-THC containing Medicinal Cannabis

Monday, 25 September 2017

There is an opportunity within the UON School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy in the Faculty of Health and Medicine for a PhD research student to study the anticancer properties of Low-THC containing Medicinal Cannabis, under the supervision of Dr Matthew Dun and Dr Mengna Chi.

Strengthening the defence against Leukaemia

Strengthening the defence against Leukaemia

Monday, 25 September 2017

Research from the University of Newcastle (UON) has revealed a more targeted way of treating T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL), an aggressive type of cancer typically prevalent in children and adolescents.

Protein discovery brings hope of early detection for ovarian cancer

Protein discovery brings hope of early detection for ovarian cancer

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Hopes of finding an early-warning signal for ovarian cancer have been boosted by a protein discovery at the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI).

Support for smokers in a new light

Support for smokers in a new light

Monday, 19 June 2017

As UON campuses prepare to go completely smoke-free on 1 July 2017, Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Fellow and behavioural scientist Dr Flora Tzelepis is conducting a new study to determine the effectiveness of video consultations in supporting smokers to quit.

UON researchers awarded $4.5m in ARC fellowships

UON researchers awarded $4.5m in ARC fellowships

Monday, 5 June 2017

Three University of Newcastle (UON) researchers have today been awarded more than $4.5m in prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) fellowships.

Study using new tools to unlock secrets of immune cells in cancer

Study using new tools to unlock secrets of immune cells in cancer

Thursday, 25 May 2017

An in-depth atlas of the tumour microenvironment has been mapped by an international cancer team involving Hunter researcher Dr Craig Gedye, seeking to build a clearer picture of how the immune system is involved with cancer.

The University of Newcastle, Australia Hunter New England Local Health District Calvary Mater Newcastle Hunter Medical Research Institute Cancer Institute NSW