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News • 4 Dec 2017

Nicotine replacement in pregnancy: Safer than smoking

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.

News • 27 Nov 2017

Fat cells a key suspect for endometrial cancer in obese women

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.

Dr Matthew Dun

News • 25 Sep 2017

Strengthening the defence against Leukaemia

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.

News • 9 Aug 2017

Protein discovery brings hope of early detection for ovarian cancer

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

News • 19 Jun 2017

Support for smokers in a new light

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.

George Willis

News • 5 Jun 2017

UON researchers awarded $4.5m in ARC fellowships

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

News • 25 May 2017

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

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.

News • 9 May 2017

Cancer fellowship for UON researcher

Honouring the profoundly tragic loss of their cherished daughter Vanessa, winemaking legends Brian and Fay McGuigan – together with the University of Newcastle – have jointly funded an unprecedented 10-year Hunter Medical Research Institute Fellowship dedicated to ovarian cancer research.

Hubert Hondermarck

News • 27 Mar 2017

Study strikes a nerve with the spread of cancer

A group led by University of Newcastle biochemistry researcher Hubert Hondermarck has found parallels between tissue regeneration, nerve growth and tumour development, confirming for the first time that the nervous system is strongly implicated in the onset and spread of cancer.

Laureate Professor Rodney Scott

News • 13 Mar 2017

Laureate Professor title awarded

Professor Rodney Scott from the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy in the Faculty of Health and Medicine, has been awarded the title of Laureate Professor, in recognition of his remarkable research career and outstanding contributions in the field of genetics in medicine.

Dr Nikola Bowden

News • 9 Mar 2017

A voice for gender equity

In an exciting step forward toward gender equity, Dr Nikola Bowden has been appointed to the NHMRC Women in Health Science working committee.

News • 2 Mar 2017

Funding boost for Newcastle cancer researcher

Cancer Council NSW has awarded nearly $6 million to 15 ground-breaking cancer research projects at their annual NSW Research Awards. The grants help fund future breakthroughs in cancer research, with 15 of Australia’s leading research teams paving the way for new ways to treat the disease.

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