Patients missing out on medication reviews

Media Release: 15 March 2019 The vast majority of older patients on multiple medications are not having their medicines properly reviewed – increasing the risk of dangerous drug reactions and overdoses – according to new research using data from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study.

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Are women dying unnecessarily of heart disease?

14 February 2019. Some of Australia’s leading experts on heart health met at a roundtable in Sydney in December 2018 to discuss worrying findings that women with heart disease may get poorer treatment and have worse outcomes, compared with men. Jointly organised by the Sax Institute, the Heart Foundation...

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How the 45 and Up Study can improve cancer outcomes

17 December 2018. The Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study is set to play a major role in improving cancer outcomes in Australia, experts heard at a forum in Sydney led by internationally renowned cancer epidemiologist Professor Dame Valerie Beral. Held at the Parliament of New South Wales on...

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New database will drive research into the genetics of healthy ageing

25 October 2018. What are the genetic factors that make healthy, active ageing more or less likely? Researchers are hoping a groundbreaking new genetic database using blood samples from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study will help unearth some of the answers. Now nearing completion, the Medical Genome...

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45 and Up Study reveals new insights into bowel cancer screening uptake

Latest News: 19 December 2017. Cancer Council NSW has called for a large-scale public education campaign to increase uptake of bowel cancer screening after new research into the 45 and Up Study shed light on which groups in the Australian community are less likely to access screening. Smokers, disadvantaged...

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45 and Up Study to provide data for innovative cancer survivor research

Latest news:  7 December 2017. The 45 and Up Study is set to provide data for a new study into the experiences of 70,000 cancer survivors, that has been hailed by Cancer Council Australia as a landmark event in understanding cancer outcomes and guiding improvements in care and support....

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45 and Up Study helps unravel link between depression and heart disease

Psychological distress and IHD

Latest news: 23 October 2017. New research using the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study is helping to explain the link between depression and ischaemic heart disease (IHD), showing that psychological distress in middle-aged and older people may signal the early signs and symptoms the disease. The researchers said...

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Researchers confirm childhood sun exposure risk using 45 and Up Study data

BCCs in later life were linked to sun exposure in childhood

Latest news: 23 August 2017. Researchers have highlighted the need to be vigilant about protecting children from the sun, after using data from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study to emphasise that childhood sun exposure, rather than cumulative exposure, increases the risk of basal cell carcinoma in later...

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Study gives insights into better breast cancer management

women with breast cancer need support to continue with endocrine therapy

Latest news: 26 July 2017. New research drawing on the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study suggests that clinicians treating women with breast cancer should see every consultation as an opportunity to review their management of the disease, amid findings that many women quit protective endocrine therapy too early....

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45 and Up Study shows way ahead for lung cancer screening programs

Cancer Council

Latest news: 4 May 2017. Researchers from Cancer Council NSW have used the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study to test a new tool that can predict which people are at the highest risk of developing lung cancer. Here, Dr Marianne Weber, Research Fellow at Cancer Council, explains the...

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