News and Education for health professionals

Dr Richard de Boer, Medical Oncologist, discusses the treatment approaches and precautions associated with metastatic bone cancer.

Review the best sources of calcium and vitamin D and how these can be incorporated into a patient's diet to help prevent osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a major, yet undertreated, cause of disability in Australia. Refresh your knowledge on osteoporosis and fracture management.

This education assists GPs in identifying those at risk of osteoporosis and fracture and provides guidance on bone mineral density measurement and the diagnosis of osteoporosis.

Appropriate BRCA1 and BRCA2 referrals to Family Cancer Clinics

Hereditary mutations of the tumour suppressor genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 can lead to an elevated risk of breast cancer. This education explores how to identify affected patients with a family history of cancer, and provides an overview of how Family Cancer Clinics can assist these patients through genetic testing and risk management.

The management of bone complications of metastatic breast and prostate cancer

Metastatic breast and prostate cancer can lead to bone complications in patients, potentially leading to skeletal related events (SREs). This education discusses the mechanisms behind bone metastases and explores the use of pharmacological therapies for treatment.

Providing Best Outcomes in Managing Depression

As the primary providers of mental health care for the Australian community, it is important for GPs to provide effective strategies for managing depression and address patients' concerns. Dr Richard Smith of the Toorak Medical Clinic explores the options available, and how the TAILOR Clinical Audit can improve outcomes.


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This activity looks at the key diagnostic and management features for common mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety, bipolar and schizophrenia. The role of the primary care team is discussed...

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Depression affects a person emotionally, psychologically, physically and socially, and recovery can be an arduous task. We look at one patient's journey of battling and overcoming depression.