Publish Date: 
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 11:15

QUT IHBI, Metro South Health and Pathology Queensland Launch New Patient Information Videos 

Working together as the Australian Translational Genomics Centre (Centre), QUT in partnership with Metro South Hospital and Health Service and Pathology Queensland are the first to provide genomic diagnostic service in Queensland, and is one of the largest programs of its kind in Australasia.

Through the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH), the ATGC is linking with the community to offer the diagnostic services to patients. Getting Queensland patients access to the latest advances from medical research is vital. 

During the launch, the Hon Leeanne Enoch MP said that, "Expanded genetic sequencing of cancer is a wonderful example of the type of cutting-edge testing which can be achieved through partnerships between healthcare, pathology laboratories and translational researchers. All were united in their motivation to improve the healthcare of Queenslanders" and that "This is something the Queensland Government continues to encourage". The Hon Leeanne Enoch MP, also then congratulated QUT and the other partners for working together to benefit local patients.

These videos aim to educate patients and “activate” them so that they can spend the time they have with their physician asking specific questions which will help them to make an informed decision for themselves.

Please see here to view the videos in full

Pictured above from left to right: Professor Rik Thompson, Associate Director, IHBI, QUT at TRI, Dr Chiyan Lau, representing Pathology Queensland, Ms Katrina Cutler, Marketing Manager, Queensland Genomics Health Alliance, Dr Aideen McInerney-Leo, Genetic Counsellor, IHBI, QUT, Aimee Hanson, research student (Image designer for the videos), Associate Professor Paul Leo, Senior Bioinformatician in the Australian Translational Genomics Centre, Ms Susan Krimmer, cancer patient and invited guest, Dr Winton Barnes, Acting Executive Director, Medical Services, Metro South and Princess Alexandra Hospital, The Hon Leeanne Enoch MP, the Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts, Professor Matt Brown, Genomics Director, IHBI, QUT at TRI, Dr Kris Rallah, invited guest who did the Welcome to Country, Mr Brian Arley, Indigenous Liaison, IHBI, QUT, Ms Audra de Witt, Clinical Research Nurse and Indigenous Liaison, IHBI, QUT

Summary: 
For patients to better understand genetic testing and its benefits to personalised treatment of cancer and other diseases