Therapy Update 27 August 2018 Dr Simone Goldinger

The drugs that have cancer on the run

Attempts to improve the survival of patients with advanced or metastatic melanoma have, until recently, proven futile.
Therapy Update 20 August 2018 Dr Simone Goldinger

Taking aim at mutant genes to treat melanoma

Since 2010, there has been a massive paradigm shift in systemic melanoma therapy. Before this, no survival benefits had been demonstrated throughout a variety of clinical trials.
Therapy Update 16 August 2018 Dr Tim Aung, Dr Paul Clark

From chronic to cured of hep C

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection remains a major public health challenge around the world, including Australasia.
Therapy Update 06 August 2018 Professor Nick Zwar

Patients need to be hep B prepared

Providing travel health advice involves risk assessment, taking into account "this traveller, this trip, at this time". A key part of this typically involves the provision of advice on priorities for pre-travel precautions, including choice of vaccines.
Therapy Update 02 August 2018 Dr Nicolette Holt, Dr David Cunnington

What happens when the circadian rhythm goes wrong?

Disturbances of the circadian rhythm are becoming more prevalent in our society.
Therapy Update 26 July 2018 Associate Professor Christopher Vertullo

How GPs can block the ACL surgery spike

Young Australians are facing a growing epidemic of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Recent evidence published by Knee Research Australia reveals that ACL reconstruction rates in those aged under 25 have increased by 74% over the past 15 years.1 
Therapy Update 18 July 2018 Dr Bernadette Prentice, Professor Adam Jaffe, Dr Shafagh Waters

Avatars take lead role in future CF therapy

Under the bright lights of a lab, a cluster of human cells inside a dish is exposed to a novel — and expensive — drug to test its efficacy.
Therapy Update 17 July 2018 Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos

How healthy living is also good for sperm

Con, a 35-year-old man with obesity, is worried about his fertility. A recent sperm analysis demonstrated oligospermia. He works as an executive for an advertising company and travels weekly.
Therapy Update 11 July 2018 Dr Elizabeth Farrell

Don't let PMS cramp your patients' style

TALKING WOMENMuch can be done, says Dr Elizabeth Farrell, to assist women experiencing monthly symptoms.
Therapy Update 10 July 2018 Dr Carolyn Ee

How mindfulness techniques can help with obesity

John, a 48-year-old father-of-one with a hectic schedule, had been struggling with weight gain for two years when I saw him.