personalized medicine

#404      35 min 47 sec
Getting cancer care to better reflect patients' lived experience

Associate Professor Lidia Schapira

How does a cancer patient's experience of illness help to inform their treatment? Clinical and research oncologist Associate Professor Lidia Schapira explains how health outcomes for cancer patients rely not only on timely diagnosis and medical intervention but on factors such as patients' cognitive and emotional experiences, as well as communications in the clinic. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.

#288      40 min 03 sec
The data cure: The changing science of biology and its impact on your health care

Prof Keith Yamamoto

Molecular biologist and science policy leader Professor Keith Yamamoto discusses the current revolution in biological sciences and the emerging field of precision medicine. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

#283      32 min 04 sec
Inherited risk: The benefit and burden of genetic testing for heritable diseases

Prof Ingrid Winship

Clinical and research geneticist Prof Ingrid Winship discusses the use of genetic testing to improve the lives of people with inherited diseases and their families, as well as the pitfalls of direct-to-consumer genetic testing. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.

#217      27 min 49 sec
Joint resolution: Interrogating muscle and bone for better surgical outcomes

Prof. Marcus Pandy
Prof. Peter Choong

Biomedical engineer Marcus Pandy and orthopaedic surgeon Peter Choong discuss how modern imaging technology is shedding light on human locomotion, particularly in knees and other joints. They also explain how this new found knowledge is used to improve surgical outcomes for patients. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

#208      28 min 32 sec
Stem cell therapy: The hope and the hype

Prof. Martin Pera

Pioneering stem cell researcher Prof Martin Pera discusses where stem cell research has been and where it’s going, the therapeutic potential of stem cell technologies, and what we should and shouldn’t expect from this fast-developing research field. With host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 148      28 min 40 sec
Targeted delivery: The promise of nanotherapies in treating cancer

Assoc Prof Eva Harth
Dr Angus Johnston

Chemistry Associate Professor Eva Harth and Chemical Engineer Dr Angus Johnston discuss how cancer treatments may be vastly improved through drug delivery at the nanoscale. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 99      23 min 05 sec
Click on the Kidneys: Virtual organs in your medical future

Professor Peter Harris

Prof Peter Harris discusses the process of virtual modelling of human organs, and how it will lead to enhanced understanding of disease and its treatment. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 95      32 min 16 sec
Personalized Medicine: Treatments Tailored to Your Unique Genetic Profile

Assoc Prof Melissa Southey
Prof Dan Roden

Assoc Prof Melissa Southey and Prof Dan Roden discuss how advances in genetics research are making it possible to develop customized medications and treatments -- in particular for cancer and cardiac arrhythmia  -- based on one's own genetic profile. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 19      30 min 32 sec
Individual Privacy vs Public Benefit in Health (Medical) Informatics

Professor Loane Skene
Assoc Prof Jim Black

Prof Loane Skene and Assoc Prof Jim Black discuss the debate on medical informatics with Sian Prior

Guests:

Professor Loane Skene, Chair of the Board of Undergraduate Studies, and Professor of Law at the Melbourne Law School and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Assoc Prof Jim Black, Epidemiologist and Public Health Physician at the Nossal Institute for Global Health

Topic: Individual Privacy vs Public Benefit in Health (Medical) Informatics

Episode 4      27 min 00 sec
Stem Cell Research

Professor Loane Skene
Professor Peter Rathjen
Professor Loane Skene and Professor Peter Rathjen discuss the debate on stem cell research with Jacky Angus

Guests:
Professor Loane Skene, President of the Academic Board of the University of Melbourne, a member of the Council of the University, and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University.
Professor Peter Rathjen, Dean of Science

Topic: Stem Cell Research