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  • 02.11.2017Sex after gynaecological radiation therapy no longer taboo

    Gynäkologische Onkologie

    Gynaecological cancers such as cervical cancer are among the most common causes of cancer deaths in women. For a long time, sexual activity had been a taboo subject for female cancer patients. Thanks to new research and modern radiation therapy, it is now possible for patients to maintain a healthy sex life. read more

  • 24.10.2017In Austria, three people die from prostate cancer every day – nuclear medicine can help turn the tide

    Beratungsgespräch Prostata

    Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among men in Austria. Each year it claims the lives of around 1,150 men in the country – but nuclear medicine-based diagnostics and therapy are already increasing life expectancy. Extending treatment options will be the focus of discussions at the Annual Congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM), which started on Saturday.  read more

  • 10.10.2017Each year, one in every thousand Austrians undergoes cardiac surgery


    It is one of the year’s most dramatic stories: 2017 Eurovision Song Contest winner Salvador Sobral is in an intensive care unit, desperately awaiting a donor heart – his life hanging in the balance. Life-saving heart operations such as transplants and valve surgery are the focus of attention in Vienna this week at a major European medical conference at the Austria Center Vienna.  read more

  • 26.09.2017Intensive care in cases of sepsis: when every minute counts


    6,000 intensive care specialists are discussing the impact of new studies on their working practices – including early warning signs for sepsis.  read more

  • 12.09.2017Foetal MRI saves unborn babies’ lives


    2,000 international obstetrics and gynaecology experts discussed the use of foetal MRI scans to diagnose and help plan treatment of foetal disorders at the ISUOG World Congress at the Austria Center Vienna. Austria is leading the way: at Vienna General Hospital alone around 530 foetal MRI scans each year give parents additional clarity on their unborn child’s development. read more

  • 12.09.2017Endometriosis and fibroids: ultrasound diagnosis helps preserve fertility


    Around 2,000 international experts will meet at the Austria Center Vienna for the ISUOG World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology to discuss the use of ultrasound for the long-term preservation of fertility in women with uterine fibroids and endometriosis. read more

  • 25.04.2017EGU 2017: microplastics in rivers contaminate the world’s seas  

    Plastic in river

    What happens to the plastic that enters our waterways and where it ends up is just one of the questions being looked at by the 14,000 international participants at this year’s Annual Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) at the Austria Center Vienna. More than 17,500 presentations in over 1,000 sessions will discuss the future of the planet. read more

  • 03.04.2017Biomarkers for early detection are the key to fighting Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

    Prof. Kovacs

    Leading researchers from all over the world are meeting at the 13th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases at the Austria Center Vienna to discuss degenerative diseases, their causes, diagnostic processes and therapeutic approaches. read more

  • 17.3.2017Talking elephants and problem-solving birds

    Prof. Fitch

    Speaking at the International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) held at the Austria Center Vienna, Prof. Tecumseh Fitch explained the similarities in cognition and linguistic function between animals and humans.  read more

  • 09.03.2017Breast cancer research: mortality rates falling and individual therapies at the ready 

    Prof. Gnant

    Fewer and fewer women are dying as a result of breast cancer thanks to a combination of improved early detection and the continued development of new and existing therapies. At the St. Gallen Breast Cancer Conference, held at the Austria Center Vienna from 15-18 March, a group of leading international experts drew up and agreed on a set of therapy recommendations that will be used in everyday clinical practice as a guideline for breast cancer therapies. read more