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…