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CIs find breast cancer survivors feel surgeons make decisions for them

Cancer research isn’t just about cancer. In a paper published this week, CTET CIs from various disciplines investigated a number of factors that influence decision-making in postmastectomy breast reconstruction. They examined level of knowledge of individuals involved, duration of consultation time and perception of patient involvement. Significant differences were found in the perception of patient …

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CTET Deputy Director awarded 2020 Young Tall Poppy

CTET’s Deputy Director, Dr Laura Bray, has been awarded a Young Tall Poppy award for 2020. The prestigious Young Tall Poppy Science Awards recognise achievements of Australia’s outstanding young scientific researchers and communicators. Dr Bray (QUT) co-founded the Mater-IHBI Breast Cancer Biobank to facilitate rapid access to patient breast cancer tissue for Brisbane-based researchers. Her …

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CI makes patient specific 3D printed chest implant

Chief Investigator, Distinguished Professor Dietmar W. Hutmacher has used 3D printing to create a chest implant using 90 per cent of the patient’s own tissue, in order to correct a birth defect called funnel or sunken chest. This condition causes the ribs and sternum to grow inwards. The 3D printed implant was made from porous, …

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