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ECU and 2016 Telstra Business Woman of the Year creating world first research

Monday, 07 November 2016

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Edith Cowan University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery has commenced ground breaking research in partnership with an innovative private company who administer chemotherapy in the home setting. The research will monitor and record the experiences of patients receiving immunotherapy, a new and exciting area of cancer treatment. 

The founder and co-owner of that company, chemo@home, Ms Julie Adams has just been announced as the WA 2016 Telstra Business Woman of the Year.

Ms Adams, a specialist oncology pharmacist, and her business partner Lorna Cook, a registered nurse and ECU alumni, started their innovative cancer service in 2013. Since that time their business has expanded and thrived due to patient demand and their nursing staff now administer almost 300 treatments a month.

Immunotherapy drugs are having amazing success rates with fewer side effects so patients who previously did not have treatment options will now have more options. This creates more pressure on hospitals and moving the treatment into the home environment makes so much sense. This research will have immediate benefits to the community and is ground breaking so it is a coup that this a Western Australian original piece of research.

Julie will travel to Melbourne next month to represent WA in the National finals of the Telstra Business Woman of the Year and ECU will be will be wishing her well.

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