NEWS & RESEARCH THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST

YWCA encourages women to continue to enrol in Encore Programs

By : on : 22/04/2020 comments : (Comments Off on YWCA encourages women to continue to enrol in Encore Programs)

Women who have had a diagnosis of breast cancer are encouraged to continue to enrol into the free YMCA Encore exercise and information programs around Sydney as they will be resuming when the social distancing restrictions ease. The 8 week exercise programs are designed to specifically target the side effects of surgery and treatment through […]

read more

Talking to Our Kids about Corona Virus

By : on : 30/03/2020 comments : (Comments Off on Talking to Our Kids about Corona Virus)

We are living in a time of change and uncertainty associated with our world health situation. These are tough times and we need to all support each other as well as the children in our lives. Whether they are our kids, our nieces and nephews, or other precious children around us.  Our kids are often […]

read more

New roadmap for Pancreatic Cancer launched at Parliament House

By : on : 24/02/2020 comments : (Comments Off on New roadmap for Pancreatic Cancer launched at Parliament House)

At the invitation of the Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, Dr Katharine Hodgkinson recently attended the launch of a roadmap by Dr Greg Hunt Minster for Health and Hon Chris Bowen Shadow Minister for Health for improving pancreatic cancer survival. Pancreatic cancer is associated with a particularly poor prognosis and has a devasting impact on those […]

read more

Resource to help clients over the Festive Season

By : on : 23/12/2019 comments : (Comments Off on Resource to help clients over the Festive Season)

We are all aware that the Christmas period can be tough for many, especially for those who are unwell. We are sharing a Tip Sheet of ideas to help clients manage this period and we hope this resource may also assist your clients. Click here to read our Top Tips to help enjoy the Festive Season  […]

read more

Avner Foundation Launch

By : on : 17/12/2019 comments : (Comments Off on Avner Foundation Launch)

Dr Katharine Hodgkinson was delighted to be invited to the launch of a collaboration between the Northern Sydney Local Health District and Avner Foundation held on 3rd December at the Collings Institute, St Leonards. The collaboration aims to improve research and treatment for patients living with pancreatic cancer. As we know, pancreatic cancer is often […]

read more

HeadwayHealth at CancerFit Open Day

By : on : 11/11/2019 comments : (Comments Off on HeadwayHealth at CancerFit Open Day)

HeadwayHealth contributed to the Open Day at CancerFit Australia Greenwich on Monday 21st October to recognise Breast Cancer Awareness Month and share its array of rehabilitation and survivorship care options.  CancerFit provided the opportunity for those who have been affected by cancer to trial an number of wellbeing classes including Yoga, Meditation, Boxing, Circuit and […]

read more

Breast Cancer Innovations Against the Vines in the Hunter

By : on : 28/10/2019 comments : (Comments Off on Breast Cancer Innovations Against the Vines in the Hunter)

Dr Katharine Hodgkinson attended the Breast Cancer Innovations Against the Vines in the Hunter from 19-21st September 2019 with 90 nurses and health professionals from around NSW and Australia. It was a great opportunity to come together to learn and share knowledge about how best to care for patients and families with the conference providing […]

read more

Identifying research directions at the Australian Brain Cancer Mission Survivorship Workshop

By : on : 03/09/2019 comments : (Comments Off on Identifying research directions at the Australian Brain Cancer Mission Survivorship Workshop)

Dr Katharine Hodgkinson was invited to contribute to the Australian Brain Cancer Mission Survivorship workshop in Sydney on Friday 16th August to identify priorities for brain cancer research investment. The day was attended by Professor Dorothy Keefe (CEO Cancer Australia) and researchers, clinicians, academics and those with a lived experience of brain cancer from around […]

read more

Pancreatic Cancer Support at The San

By : on : 15/08/2019 comments : (Comments Off on Pancreatic Cancer Support at The San)

The San Cancer Support Centre is introducing Pancreatic Cancer Support as a pilot program. Dr Katharine Hodgkinson will be speaking at the first session on Tuesday 10th September at 10.30am on the topic: Managing the Cancer Roller Coaster. Jenny Arena, Nurse Coordinator for Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation will be Facilitating. These sessions are available to […]

read more

How can a Psychologist support you through your cancer care?

By : on : 02/09/2019 comments : (Comments Off on How can a Psychologist support you through your cancer care?)

Some people who have experienced cancer can feel quite overwhelmed, particularly if side effects build up and it’s hard to continue with normal daily life.  “Emotional side effects” are common – cancer is a major life stressor and we know illness often stretches peoples coping resources and may have come on top of other stresses […]

read more