Impact of ASPREE trial on public health recognised. ASPREE researchers acknowledge the contribution of participants, GPs and fellow team members to the world-first trial. We are pleased to share details and photos of three Australian research awards recently won by the ASPREE study for its significance to public health. Monash University Dean’s Award…Details
ASPREE-XT: follow-up aspirin & ageing research Thanks to a funding boost from the NIA (National Institute on Aging), we are delighted to announce that study visits will continue in 2018 as part of the new ASPREE-XT ( XT is shortened for eXTension) study. A staggering 95% of ASPREE participants had indicated, prior to the…Details
Service Engineer, Ian Whittle spent the day re-calibrating eight audiometers in preparation for repeat hearing tests that are about to be undertaken by participants in the ASPREE-Hearing sub-study. More than 1200 ASPREE-Hearing participants had a hearing test upon enrolment into the Hearing sub-study. Many are due for repeat 18 month hearing tests starting from this month. In regional and rural…Details
Researchers await verification of aspirin and cancer survival announcement A report that aspirin doubled the life expectancy of patients with gastrointestinal cancer should be viewed with caution until there is proof to substantiate the claim, said Australian oncologist and cancer researcher, Associate Professor Peter Gibbs. The European Cancer Congress in Vienna recently announced a Netherlands…Details
The President of Golden Days FM, Melbourne’s Senior Broadcast radio, recently spoke to Professor Andrew Tonkin, a senior investigator to the ASPREE trial on the progress of the study. Prof. Tonkin, Head of the Cardiovascular Research Unit at Monash University, oversees cardiovascular aspects of ASPREE. Our thanks to Larry James for the opportunity to discuss the study with listeners…Details
We are delighted to have Australian of the Year, Ita Buttrose, feature in two ASPREE Community Service Announcements (CSAs). The short 30 second and 15 second videos thank ASPREE participants for their extraordinary contribution to the health of future generations. Both CSAs are currently being aired on TVs across south eastern Australia. The radio CSA can be…Details
Popular ASPREE staff and nurses Sally and Gillian, were delighted to catch up with participants at study updates in Wangaratta on 25th February and Lavington (Albury) on 26th February this year. Associate Professor Robyn Woods, EO of ASPREE gave both presentations, accompanied by Dr Carlene Britt, who is the ASPREE Regional Manager. Pictured left is…Details
More than 700 ASPREE participants and guests attended ASPREE study updates at the Monash Biomedical Imaging (MBI) Centre on the 12th & 13th of February 2015. The larger crowd attended on Friday, suggesting that our audience is not at all superstitious. The ASPREE team thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to meet our participants and to answer questions about the study.
Woo hoo! Thanks to the strong support for research from members of the Australian community, the ASPREE Healthy Ageing Biobank has stored blood samples from more than 12,000 (yes, that’s twelve thousand!) healthy older people. As far as we know, the ASPREE has the largest ‘bank’ of biospecimens from healthy older people in the world.…Details
The ASPREE team always enjoys sharing a cuppa with participants and guests at these events. Two more terrific mornings spent with our ASPREE participants and guests at the AMREP Theatre in the Alfred Hospital precinct on January 29th & 30th.