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Becoming a supporter of the PA Research Foundation was an easy decision for RAAF veteran Nick Bricknell after the PA Hospital helped save his life from pharyngeal cancer.

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PA Hospital nurse CJ Cabilan is on a mission – to reduce occupational violence in emergency departments around the country and protect the frontline workers of the health system.

Patient stories

Being diagnosed with and treated for cancer is never easy, but when your treatment is delivered with the highest standard of professionalism, care, and empathy it can make all the difference.


The PA Research Foundation recently supported the PA Hospital’s Speech Pathology team to help the PA patients who are unable to communicate verbally either temporarily or permanently by purchasing 20 Boogie Board Jot eWriters.

Cancer research helping COVID patients

Based at the Translational Research Institute (TRI) at the PA Hospital campus, Dr Philp is a lead researcher in the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre of Queensland's (APCRCQ) Adipokine research team. The team is looking at adipocytokines, hormones secreted from body fat tissue, and the role they play in cancer progression, to develop treatments for patients with advanced prostate cancer.

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