Professor Peter Hersey, Head of the Melanoma Oncology and Immunology Program at the Centenary Institute has been a guest on Macquarie Media’s ‘House of Wellness’ radio show.
The current focus of Professor Hersey’s research is to better understand the resistance of melanoma to new treatments.
On the show, Professor Hersey talked about the important need to protect ourselves against skin cancer by reducing sun exposure as we move into the summer months.
Click here to access the show and go to the 6.10 mark on the time code to hear from Professor Hersey.
Professor John Rasko AO has led a world-first clinical trial into engineered stem cell treatment use, treating 15 patients with steroid resistant acute graft-versus-host disease.
Centenary Institute research has discovered that the lack of an enzyme in the liver called sphingosine kinase 2 results in pronounced insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, both symptoms of early stage type 2 diabetes.
Research led by the Centenary Institute has shown that a healthy weight and coffee consumption may help lower the risk of high-risk drinkers developing alcohol-induced cirrhosis.