Monthly Archives: August 2014

A Tribute to an Outstanding Man

Maxine and Terry Crabb share the story of Brian Newell; a man who went to great lengths to support prostate cancer research after he was personally diagnosed with the disease in 1995.

The final donation of funds raised through the Brian and Maxine Newell Foundation was awarded to The Cancer Biology Group at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research in 2012. In total, the Foundation raised over $130,495 for prostate cancer research in South Australia.

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Building an Army to Fight Prostate Cancer

Why do cancer cells grow out of control? Why do they invade other tissues or spread to other parts of our body?

These are the questions we all want answers to. With this information doctors will have a better chance of killing or at least slowing the disease.

The Solid Cancer Regulation Group at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI), including Dr Paul Drew, Dr Eric Smith and PhD student Helen Palethorpe want to find a way to kill or slow the growth of cancer cells before they spread. Continue reading