Fly across a tiny piece of breast tissue and get up close and personal with a malaria mosquito in a new exhibition that highlights the work of medical researchers.
Most people know smoking causes lung cancer and heart disease, but less than a third of us realise it can also cause acute leukaemia and rheumatoid arthritis. These are the findings of new study, raising the question of whether cigarette warning labels need a refresh to fix this.
Cancer is a diagnosis no-one wants to hear. It brings uncertainty and fear — and it has a ripple effect, touching the lives of families, friends and healthcare providers.
For many people the shock of a cancer diagnosis can only be tempered by the phrase: "at least we caught it early". But new data shows this can't be said for many patients diagnosed with two of Australia's most common cancers — lung and bowel.
The way we think about cancer is undergoing a slow but radical transformation, with studies at a molecular level revealing how "rare" each cancer is. How we fund research should change too, writes Darren Saunders.
Social smokers tend to ignore warnings about health risks of smoking because they don't think of themselves as smokers.
Lisa Briggs is a healthy young mum who has never smoked a cigarette. But when she was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, she found herself isolated and judged.
This young mum has a rare form of cancer. The only drug that might help is not subsidised by the Federal Government for patients with this type of cancer and she cannot afford to pay for it herself.