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Acting Head of Department
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- Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology
Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology is one of Australia's largest collections of real human tissue specimens and historical anatomical models, offering students and researchers a unique insight into the human body.Read more
The days are getting longer and the weather warmer. This change in season, means many staff and students choose to use the University facilities late into the evening, particularly as exams approach.News
After a comprehensive recruitment process the Melbourne Medical School is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Nicola Lautenschlager as the Deputy Head and Research Director.News
The Melbourne Medical School is a proud supporter of International Women’s Day and in 2019 we have answered the call for #BalanceforBetter through launching an exciting new initiative to support career progression in outstanding academic women.News
Healthcare is a complex and rapidly changing environment and the Melbourne Medical School is poised to adapt to these real-world challenges.News
Based at the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research, Dr Richard Tothill’s Rare Disease Oncogenomics Laboratory is exploring sequencing the entire genome of a cancer in the hope of revealing a mutation signature to determine its origin and improve treatment.News
Researchers at the University of Melbourne have explored features of skin lesions that can be used to identify which should be tested for a lack of the mismatch repair protein (MMR). The absence of MMR protein in skin lesions can be used to identify people with Lynch syndrome.News
Two projects led by Professor Sean Grimmond and Associate Professor Frederic Hollande of the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research (UMCCR) and Department of Clinical Pathology have received over $1.6 million in funding, over three and four years respectively, through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).News
Researchers from the University of Melbourne have contributed to the most comprehensive genome-wide association study, or GWAS, of colorectal cancer risk to date, published in Nature Genetics, which has discovered 40 new genetic variants and validated 55 previously identified variants that signal an increased risk of colon cancer.News
Associate Professor Oliver Hofmann, Head of Bioinformatics, and Professor Louis Moresi, Chair of Earth Sciences (Geophysics), of the University of Melbourne, have been named Co-Chief Investigators on a $4.32 million collaborative grant for a project enabling access to a high-performance computing facility.News
An Australia and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group (ANZMTG) clinical trial led by Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre investigators, in collaboration with the University of Melbourne Department of Clinical Pathology, has received $AU1.8m funding from the Medical Research Future Fund.News
Telix Pharmaceuticals and University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research to Collaborate on Color...
Telix Pharmaceuticals has announced a research collaboration with the University of Melbourne to investigate the use of targeted radiopharmaceuticals or “molecularly-targeted radiation” (MTR) to provide improved treatments for colorectal cancer patients.News
Dr Harindra Jayasekara, a cancer epidemiologist at the Department of Clinical Pathology at The University of Melbourne and at the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research at Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, has been awarded a Victorian State Government Early Career Seed Grant to further his research into developing genomic profiling to accurately discriminate those at high-risk of developing a second bowel neoplasm from those at low-risk.News
A massive global study led by researchers at the University of Melbourne and Cancer Council Victoria has confirmed that the risk of developing breast cancer from some relatively rare genetic changes is similar to that from the more common BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations.News
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Welcome to the Department of Clinical Pathology
The newly formed Department of Clinical Pathology, previously in the School of Biosciences, is now a department of the Melbourne Medical School, with University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research Director and Bertalli Chair, Professor Sean Grimmond as Acting Head.
Clinical pathology has strong associations in the University of Melbourne teaching hospitals and research institutions, collaborating in clinical trials and research projects. It is integral to cancer research as we seek to develop the most efficient and early diagnoses and accurate understanding of the biology and genetics of cancer, precision oncology and the best clinical and public health services.
Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology
Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology is one of Australia's largest collections of real human tissue specimens and historical anatomical models, offering students and researchers a unique insight into the human body.