Category Archives: cancer research

The curse of the research scientist

I love science, I love research and I love working on problems that, if solved, could make a difference to the well-being of others. I love to relax at night and on planes by opening up the spread sheets, performing … Continue reading

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Letting go of 2014

In stark contrast to how I felt on the last day of 2013, I have had a great struggle with letting go of 2014. Twelve months ago I thought that 2014 would be the year that I would bounce right … Continue reading

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Endings and Beginnings

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. – T. S. Eliot Finally, it is done! Chemotherapy is finished. I had my … Continue reading

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This is what it feels like when cells die

There really is no joy in being a cancer research scientist and undergoing chemotherapy. I have become the ultimate bioreactor, complete with incubator and biological waste disposal mechanism. And I hate it. My eyes flew open at 1:10am last Thursday … Continue reading

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Melbourne study shows the Oncotype DX recurrence score has a major impact on adjuvant treatment decision making.

Adjuvant therapy for invasive breast cancer has been shown to improve survival post-surgery.  For early-stage, hormone receptor positive (HR+), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HER2−) cancer, adjuvant therapy may consist of hormonal therapy, or a combination of chemotherapy and hormonal … Continue reading

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