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Celebrate Community

Julie will be MC at this online South Sydney Herald fundraiser / trivia night / auction / concert. Community newspapers are under all sorts of pressure at the moment, and the South Sydney Herald is no exception, despite its key role as a provider of local information and community cohesion. Join us online from 7pm-8.30pm […]

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Particle Therapy in Australia: iacta alea est!

Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, August 2020 NB This article is © 2020 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. It has been generously made available for publication and download from this site free of charge until 8 January 2021.  The Australian Bragg Centre for Proton Therapy and Research (ABC) has […]

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Improving the care of people with head and neck cancer: new video series

edited by Melissa Sweet, Croakey, 4 August 2020 Five priority areas to improve the treatment and lives of people with head and neck cancers are highlighted in a unique new video series, reports journalist and cancer survivor Julie McCrossin. The videos also share the stories and questions of survivors, and “tell the blunt truth about how the […]

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Campaign pressures Food Ministers to support evidence-based action on alcohol labelling

Melissa Sweet, Croakey, 15 July 2020 As previously reported at Croakey, the road to alcohol regulation has been long and fiercely contested. This Friday, Australian and New Zealand Food Forum Ministers will decide whether to support an effective health warning on alcohol labelling. Or alcohol industry lobbying may result in a watered-down version. A strong message of support for […]

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Empowering patients in decision‐making in radiation oncology – can we do better?

By Michelle Leech, Matthew S. Katz, Joanna Kazmierska, Julie McCrossin & Sandra Turner, FebsPress, 20 March 2020 Abstract The decision as to whether or not a patient should receive radiation therapy as part of their cancer treatment is based on evidence‐based practice and on recommended international consensus treatment guidelines. However, the merit of involving the […]

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The Head and Neck Cancer Patient Forum

Richard Gallagher,, 26 November 2019 The inaugural Head and Neck Cancer Patient, Carer and Team Forum will take place in Sydney at St Vincent’s Hospital on Friday June 12, 2020. I am very excited to be working with patient advocate Julie McCrossin to convene this forum. It is a unique opportunity for head and […]

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New Model LINAC In 2013 I experienced the shock & trauma of my 1st radiation therapy treatment in a mask for stage four oropharyngeal cancer. I promised myself, if I survived, to help improve patient education BEFORE the 1st session. Prior to that first treatment, I had never seen a LINAC or a bunker & I hadn’t […]

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Medico-Legal Matters

Date: Sunday, 10thNovember 2019 , 8am –2pm Location: St Vincent’s Clinic, Darlinghurst, Sydney Cost: $80 LSA Members / $200 Non-members (includes LSA Membership) Facilitator: Julie McCrossin, AM (ABC Journalist and Broadcaster) This informative, dynamic and interactive day will tackle the complex issues surrounding recovery at work and medico-legal considerations for occupational and professional voice users. […]

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FREE ground breaking cancer podcast now available for Southern NSW

Elise Searson, About Regional, 3 August 2019 A new cancer podcast offering support to residents in South East NSW is now available, the 10 episode series is a deep dive into treatments, hope, life and loss. John O’Neill was diagnosed with advanced brain cancer in May 2018 and had trouble finding information that openly addressed […]

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The Thing About Advanced Cancer podcast launched by Cancer Council

Danielle Cetinski, Central Western Daily, 26 July 2019 CANCER is a tough topic regardless of the prognosis, but a series of podcasts has been developed to start the conversation when the outlook is most difficult. The Thing About Advanced Cancer will focus on the challenges surrounding the diagnosis and doesn’t shy away from the hard […]

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