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Research Update: A New Screening Method for Detecting Bowel Cancer

With 78 per cent of the at-risk population for bowel cancer showing preference for a blood test screening method over the current faecal occult blood test (FOBT), Dr Erin Symonds’s next stage of this breakthrough research project could not come at a better time. As a Senior Research Scientist in the Bowel Health Service at the Repatriation General Hospital, Dr Symonds is extremely passionate about finding ways to help people screen for bowel cancer, a disease that has a 90 per cent survival rate if caught early. read more

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Research Paving the Way for Defence Health and Wellbeing Policy

In a grant from The Repat Foundation, Predicting Mental Health Among Australian Servicewomen: Risk and Resilience, Dr Ellie Lawrence-Wood, Research Fellow at the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies University of Adelaide, has been investigating how deployment impacts on mental health outcomes including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among ADF members. read more

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Inspired to Raise Awareness of Bowel Cancer Screening

Diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2003, Susan Norbury is now a passionate advocate for helping to increase the uptake of screening for Australia’s second biggest cancer killer. After an initial colonoscopy in 2001 missed the cancer inside of her bowel, Susan screened for bowel cancer with an at home screening kit in 2003, which came back with a positive result. read more

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Supporting a Cause Close to Her Heart

After supporting the Repatriation General Hospital for many years, Athalie only became aware of her strong connection to veterans’ health when she was in her 70s. She is now a passionate advocate for the continuous advancement of research into causes, prevention and treatment of medical conditions for veterans and their families. read more