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video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

A type of thoracic surgery performed using a small video camera which is inserted, along with the operating instruments, through separate holes in the chest wall, known as ports….

Voluntary Assisted Dying

Voluntary assisted dying is when a person with an incurable condition or illness chooses to end their life and uses medicines specially prescribed by a health practitioner. “Voluntary” means it is the choice of the person to end their life….

News: Video Intervention May Save Most at Risk of Melanoma

…the implementation of behavioural interventions, like educational videos, that encourage skin awareness in Queensland men over 50 are crucial in improving survival rates.” Lead researcher Associate Professor Monika Janda from QUT’s Institute of Health and Biomedical Intervention said the video

News: Robotic surgery giving hope to prostate cancer patients

…Hospital and Menzies Health Institute Queensland, and funded by Cancer Council Queensland, found that the advanced robotic technology also offered a safer and minimally invasive option for men diagnosed with prostate cancer. Robot-assisted surgery for prostate cancer has been rapidly…

laparoscopic surgery

Surgery done through small cuts in the abdomen using a laparoscope (a thin telescopic instrument) for viewing. Also called keyhole surgery.

Research snapshots – Hospital characteristics and outcomes after oesophagogastric cancer surgery Narendra 2020

…Fawcett J, Leggett B, Leggett C, Tian K, Sklavos T, Smithers BM. Hospital characteristics associated with better ‘quality of surgery’ and survival following oesophagogastric cancer surgery in Queensland: a population-level study. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2020. doi: 10.1111/ans.16397. Read more

breast conserving surgery

Surgery to remove part of the breast. Also called a lumpectomy.