OUR FEATURED PROGRAMS
The Psycho-Oncology Research Group investigates the psychological, social and behavioural aspects of cancer, from the time of a cancer diagnosis until end of life.
It's research program is translational in focus, with its priority research areas informed by the challenges faced by those providing and receiving cancer care.
The group applies the most stringent research methods to develop a strong evidence base to inform best practice and engages early with key stakeholders and policy makers to maximise evidence-informed cancer care.
The Australian MRI-Linac program at Liverpool Hospital is building a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) device combined with a Linear Accelerator (Linac) that is to be used to deliver radiation therapy directly to a patients' cancer in real-time.
The MRI imaging device allows real-time visualisation of the 'moving cancer' due to breathing and other normal movements and coupled with the treatment beam (Linac), precisely and accurately delivers the radiation therapy directly to the cancer while sparing the healthy surrounding tissue.
This program is one of only four similar projects in the world, and the only one existing in the southern hemisphere.