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Meet the Panel: Multidisciplinary Cancer Care Discussion

Meet the panel of respected oncologists who will be sharing their knowledge on current and emerging cancer diagnostics and treatments at our upcoming Dr Joshua Dass, Radiation Oncologist  A blend of research, education and good clinical practice remain his principle focus by being the local investigator on trials...

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Why Carers Need a Respite

Caring for a loved one can be a big change, with many extra responsibilities and expectations. The position can be challenging at times, affecting the physical, mental, and emotional health of the carer, which is why carers need respite. A carer is someone who helps and...

Bone Metastases and Exericse: Is It Safe?

Traditionally cancer patients with bone metastases are told to avoid physical activity, due to concerns of fragility fracture. Contrary to popular belief, recent studies are showing traditional recommendations may not be the most effective. Instead, resistance training and aerobic exercise programs designed to avoid loading...

Exercise for Post Treatment Care

Keeping active can reduce recovery time and improve physical health after cancer treatment. Following treatment individuals can exhibit significant physical deconditioning and psychological distress.1, 3 Undertaking or continuing exercise after chemotherapy and other treatments can aid recovery. A study involving the SolarisCare Collaborative Research Team investigated the...

Dr Joske WA EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award™ finalist 2016

SolarisCare Founder and Chairman, Dr David Joske has been announced as one of 13 Western Australian Finalists in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award™. As the 2016 Western Region Social Entrepreneur, Dr Joske will represent the state in the social category at the...

Seeking Support during Palliative Care

Whilst we are all aware that we will not live forever for many of us, the thought of talking about death is a topic we avoid. Modern medicine strives to maximise the chances of curing individuals, however despite all efforts this cannot always be the case....

Healthy Eating for Mental Wellbeing

The quality and quantity of foods we eat can influence our mood, stress levels and concentration. Studies have shown the relationship between our mental health and diet are closely linked. A habitual healthy eating plan can improve our mental wellbeing and assist our body in coping...

Regional cancer care in demand

  Cancer care in regional areas is in demand as patients and their carers seek to stay close to home while they receive treatment. More than 2 million Australians live in regional or remote areas and statistics tell us half of those people will be affected by...

Emotional health of cancer patients in spotlight

Nearly $4 million is being invested in research to uncover how cancer treatment can better support patients’ emotional health. The funding allocation to ten researchers in New South Wales comes following a study which found one in five people receiving cancer care in hospitals were never...

Dry July 2016: Regional Patient Ambassador Barbara Cruickshank

My Year with Waldenstrom Barbara lives by the philosophy ‘you can do anything you put your mind to’ which is clearly portrayed through her positive , effervescent nature. She describes her cancer experience as more of a detour in the road rather than a journey, a deviation...