17 February, 2020
The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA), the leading organisation representing pathologists in Australasia, is delighted to welcome Dr Helen Freeborn as the newly appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer. The addition of Dr Freeborn to the RCPA, follows Dr Janet Warner’s retirement from the role at the end of 2019.
18 November, 2019
The Royal College of Pathologists of Australia (RCPA) has spoken out about the need to break down
the stigma surrounding oral sex during its annual International Pathology Day (IPD) event. The
College voiced concerns that not many people know that HPV is the cause of around 70 percent of
oropharyngeal cancers, which occur in the tonsils and base of tongue, and that it is most commonly
transmitted through oral sex.
12 November, 2019
Yesterday, the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) hosted an event at their
headquarters in Surry Hills to celebrate International Pathology Day (IPD). The topic of this year’s
event was HPV related head and neck cancer and was attended by guest patients, Julie McCrossin AM,
TV presenter and media personality and Archibald prize-winning artist Nicholas Harding who shared
their personal stories with the disease.
3 September, 2019
The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) has expressed concern that a new cancer initiative announced by the New Zealand government fails to encompass pathology/laboratory testing services which are essential for the diagnosis of all cancers. The College strongly recommends that the Government address the funding and workforce requirements for these services as part of the New Zealand Cancer Action Plan.