Pathology News

'Precision Medicine' may raise false hopes in many cancer patients.

The use of DNA sequencing to look for specific mutations is only applicable to a relatively small proportion of cancer patients
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Pathology reports and My Health Record

Pathology laboratories are now sharing reports with My Health Record

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Chip-based “liquid biopsy” blood test for multiple myeloma under development

A new test may allow patients to avoid unnecessary bone biopsies
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Australian researchers developing a blood test for melanoma detection

The test which detects autoantibodies to a panel of cancer antigens in some patients with melanoma may eventually provide an alternative to microscopic examination of a skin biopsy.... Full story

Rapid rise in genetic testing raising potential problems

The US leads the way in making more and more genetic tests available but the number of tests is also rapidly increasing in Australia... Full story

Biotin (vitamin B7) interference in pathology test results

If you are taking supplements tell your doctor before having a blood test... Full story

Patients need help understanding test results from Online Health Records

A recent study from the US indicates that patients need more than just their results electronically - they also need help in understanding both abnormal and normal results.... Full story

Inherited cancer gene mutations - Implications for families

With genetic testing becoming more common in cancer patients this article adapted from Lab Tests Online US explains the use of cascade testing to detect inherited cancer gene mutations.... Full story

A blood test for Alzheimer's disease

Researchers in Japan and Australia have just reported results of a new test for early Alzheimer’s disease. This report has caused some excitement in popular media as Alzheimer’s disease is a common and feared affliction in our ageing population. We will explain what this report means.
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RCPA ePathWay magazine available for viewing

Latest Edition: Sepsis, direct to consumer genetic testing, Daffodil Day 2018, Pathology, it's in the blood.

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World Haemochromatosis Week

Haemochromatosis is the most common genetic disorder in Australia.... Full story

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