Kinder and safer treatment for uterine cancer

The LACE trial is changing the standard practice in clinical care for women with uterine cancer. The LACE trial involved 760 patients and 27 surgeons throughout Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Results were recently published in the journal Journal of the American Medical Association. A keyhole approach to surgery, rather than open, abdominal can…

Ihop fundraiser for Cherish

Ihop is a proud support of the Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation. Cherish funds clinical research that results in better treatments for gynaecological cancer patients. Cherish is hosting its annual Battle. The Battle is a beach volleyball tournament aiming to raise money for much needed research into gynaecological cancer. The Battle will be held in Brisbane…

The Imagine Trial has commenced

The Imagine trial aims to implement and evaluate an innovative training and mentoring program for surgeons who perform laparoscopic (keyhole) hysterectomy. The first stage of the Imagine trial commenced last week at the Train-the-Trainers workshop. Prof Coleman and Mr Cecil are world leaders in surgical skills training and spent time with senior Queensland gynaecology surgeons…

The Implementation of Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy: The Imagine trial

The Imagine trial aims to implement and evaluate an innovative training and mentoring program for surgeons who perform laparoscopic (keyhole) hysterectomy. Hysterectomy is the surgical procedure to remove the uterus. Hysterectomy is the most commonly performed major gynaecological procedure in women. Approximately 30,000 hysterectomies are performed in Australia each year. Hysterectomy can be performed for…

Gynaecological cancer fundraiser – The Battle

Ihop is a proud support of the Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation. Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation’s goal is to find and fund clinical research that results in better treatments for gynaecological cancer patients. Approximately 5000 women are diagnosed with gynaecological cancer each year in Australia, and a third of these will not survive. Cherish is hosting…

Gynaecological Cancer and Lymphoedema

Dr Tracey DiSipio, a Postdoctoral Fellow within the ihop research group, is the lead author of a new paper entitled “The Lymphedema Evaluation in Gynecological cancer Study (LEGS): design of a prospective, longitudinal, cohort study” published in the journal Cancer Research Frontiers. Lymphoedema is a potential problematic complication following treatment for cancer and is the…