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Melbourne researchers have discovered a new way to interpret mammograms that could transform routine breast screening and save lives.

The University of Melbourne has been announced as one of the foundation partners in a new Translational Research Centre in Nanjing that will enable researchers and clinicians in Australia and China to fast-track discoveries in basic scientific research and translate these into improved care for patients around the world.

A promising new clinical tool and research on targeting a genetic mutation common in oesophageal cancer have been recognised in the 2016 Picchi Awards For Excellence in Cancer Research.

Scientists will be able to harness the power of big data to unravel the genetics of cancer on a scale not seen before in Australia, with the launch of the Genomics Innovation Hub, a collaborative effort led by the University of Melbourne and the Australian Genomics Research Facility (AGRF). 

The University of Melbourne and the Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF) announced today that they have jointly acquired the Chromium™ System from US company10x Genomics®, providing Australia with one of the first opportunities outside the United States to utilise this powerful new genomic technology towards research that can significantly improve patient outcomes.

The University of Melbourne has welcomed a $2 million investment by the State government in today’s budget to help plan and develop a National Centre for Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) as part of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC)

Patients suffering from cancer, neurological conditions and infectious diseases will benefit significantly from the most recent round of research funding from the Federal Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).   

Deaths from viral Hepatitis B and C have surpassed HIV/AIDS in many countries, including Australia and in Western Europe, according to an analysis of the 2010 Global Burden of Disease study.

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have shown that there is an association between pancreatic cancer and diabetes.

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