The Last Frontier, Men’s Health

June 4, 2015 at 2:22 PM 0 comments

Dr Judith O’Malley-Ford The 21st century is well upon us, and the scientific and health landscape is rapidly changing, yet there are still new horizons to conquer. The final frontier does not lie in a distant galaxy it is much closer to home. Look no further than the place whereRead More

Below the Belt, Experiences with Prostate Cancer

Below the Belt, Experiences with Prostate Cancer

, March 10, 2015 at 9:45 AM 0 comments

Dr Judith O’Malley-Ford There is a new guy on the block. A new guy in the guise of a book written by new-age men talking about their very own personal experiences of their individual brush with prostate cancer (PrC). Some time ago, when I was Editor of the Prostate Cancer Foundation ofRead More

New Horizons in Prostate Cancer

, March 3, 2015 at 9:49 AM 0 comments

Dr Judith O’Malley-Ford Research and development in the 21st century is a rapidly changing landscape. Advances in technology have been the driving force to further advances in medical treatments. The drip and trickle effect of progress in newly found horizons of information has suddenly become a torrent of new information. All ofRead More

Education of Medical Students in the Robotic Surgery Operating Room

Education of Medical Students in the Robotic Surgery Operating Room

, February 20, 2015 at 11:13 AM 0 comments

Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University Medical Students Have the Opportunity to Learn by Watching Live Robotic Urological Surgical Procedures in the Operating Room Dr A. Erdem Canda Editor-in-chief, European Medical Journal Urology Member of the Robotic Urology Working Group of Young Academic Urologists (YAU), European Association of Urology (EAU) Deputy Dean,Read More

A Tribute to Dr Patrick Francis O’Dwyer

, January 13, 2015 at 2:43 PM 0 comments

Dr Judith O’Malley-Ford A brand new year is at our fingertips and with it comes a new opportunity to explore additional avenues regarding the issue of men’s health awareness. Highlighting the presence of prostate cancer and its effects on men and their families is an ongoing process. Sometimes, the effects of prostate cancer strikeRead More

Urology – Prostate Cancer Impacts

February 13, 2014 at 7:44 PM 0 comments

Judith O’Malley-Ford MBBS (Qld), MPH, JP(Q), FRACGP Prostate cancer does not stand alone as a disease affecting an individual. It has an impact on whole families and the circle of friends of each individual affected by the disease. This of course could be said of anyone diagnosed with cancer. ItRead More

A very successful robotic urology meeting organised in Ankara, Turkey which transferred the experience of worldwide-known robotic surgeons from the USA and Canada to the participants

A very successful robotic urology meeting organised in Ankara, Turkey which transferred the experience of worldwide-known robotic surgeons from the USA and Canada to the participants

February 13, 2014 at 7:34 PM 0 comments

Dr. A. Erdem Canda The 2nd Ankara Robotic Urology Symposium and Course was held between 7th-9th June 2013 at Yildirim Beyazit University, School of Medicine, Ankara Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology in Ankara, Turkey. The president of the meeting was Professor M. Derya Balbay from Istanbul, Turkey. The meetingRead More

“See One, Do One… and Teach One”

“See One, Do One… and Teach One”

February 13, 2014 at 7:19 PM 0 comments

L. Sandbergen & J. de la Rosette Back in the old days, the traditional method of teaching in surgery was characterised by the American surgeon William Stewart Halsted‘s three phrases: “See one, do one, and teach one”. In other words, medical trainees were expected to be capable of performing aRead More

Cracking the Cancer-Code

, February 12, 2014 at 7:05 PM 0 comments

Judith O’Malley-Ford MBBS (Qld), MPH, JP(Q), FRACGP The world of medicine and science changed forever the day scientists Watson and Crick discovered the structure of the double helix of DNA, which underpins all our genetic Material. Only at this point did scientists realise just how complicated human beings were inRead More