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Realising The Role of Basic Science in Translational Research Centres: Are We There Yet?

A presentation about support the goals of the following groups who are affiliated to a NSW Translational Cancer Research Centre (TCRC): Basic researchers, T2-T4 researchers
clinicians and community of practice members with an interest in the translational pipeline.

Workshop held on 17 May 2017 

 
 

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Asbestos 101

We’re sure you have heard of asbestos. It’s a highly heat-resistant fibrous mineral that is found in some fabrics, brake linings and fire-resistant and insulating materials.

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Scalp Cooling – What Is It?

Chemotherapy induced hair-loss can be very demotivating, distressing and it knocks the confidence of many who have to go through it.

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What is Translational Cancer Research?

Cancer research is one of the most talked about topics and rightly so. Cancer research is making incredible breakthroughs and paving the way for a future where cancer can be cured and prevented.

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Research Scholarship Awards – Round 5

Sydney Vital is pleased to announce the awardees for round 5 of our research scholarships awards. Congratulations to all our awardees and those who applied.

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Research Fellowship in the area of Nanotechnology – CLOSED

Applications are invited from suitably qualified researchers for a Research Fellowship under Sydney Vital Flagship Program 3: Nanotechnology.

This is also to invite any of you interested in Translational Cancer Research to become a member of Sydney Vital.

Key Dates

Call for Applications: Tuesday 31st January 2017
Closing Date for Applications: Tuesday 27th February 2017
Announcement of Outcome aim at: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Please read on: Flagship3_ Nanotechnology_Research Fellowship_ Application_2017-31012017

Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Email: [email protected] for general information regarding your application submission.

Email: Alexander Engel: [email protected] for specific question regarding the Flagship 3.

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Sydney Vital Cancer Conference 2016

The Sydney Vital Centre Conference 2016 (SCVV 2016) saw a panel of medical specialists, patient advocates and patients gather at the Kolling Institute to discuss how cancer research improves outcomes.

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Research Scholarship Applications Round 5 – CLOSED

Sydney Vital is pleased to offer 5 x Research Scholarship Awards to the value of $10,000 each for one year, to students, preclinical and clinical researchers working in the area of Translational Cancer Research.

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Funding Awarded By Sydney Vital

The research projects below were awarded by Sydney Vital. We will post their progress when it is submitted and to keep up-to-date with our scholarships, funding and awards, check out our grant schemes.

#AwardeeInstitutionSupervisorResearch TitleAmount
Awarded
1Jerikho BulanadiKolling Institute of Medical ResearchProf Ross SmithChemotherapeutic prodrugs incorporated within recombinant high density lipoprotein nanoparticles as a modality of targeted delivery.$15,000
2Emma ColvillSydney University Medical SchoolProf Paul KeallThe bench-to-bedside clinical implementation of real-time targeted radiotherapy for prostate cancer$15,000
3Grace GiffordHaematology and Anatomical Pathology Departments. Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, SydneyDr William StevensonGene expression profiling of high grade B-cell lymphomas with NanoString nCounter technology. Validation of a novel diagnostic platform and implementation into clinical use for prognostication and therapeutic decision-making.$15,000
4Dr Anthony GloverKolling Institute of Medical Research, Royal North Shore HospitalProf Stanley SidhuNoncoding RNAs as tumour suppressors in adrenal cancer: Unlocking the mechanisms to improve patient outcomes.$15,000
5Diana HatoumFaculty of Science, UTS SydneyDr Najah NassifA Role for p14ARF-p53 in Treatment Resistance and Recurrence in Hormone-dependent Breast Cancer.$15,000
6Samuel BrennanFaculty of Science, UTS SydneyDr Rose Martiniello-WilksDevelopment of a non-invasive liquid biopsy for prostate cancer: Identification of unique exosome microRNA (exomiR) signatures in patient body fluids for cancer diagnosis and prognosis.$15,000
7Ben HarrisSydney Medical School, University of SydneyDr Kellie CharlesInvestigating mechanisms of chemoresistance to platinum drugs mediated by systemic inflammation.
$15,000
8Adrian LeeBill Walsh Translation Cancer Research Laboratory, Kolling InstituteDr Viive Howell"Do molecular aberrations in the tumour predict for venous thrombotic episodes in patients with
glioblastoma multiforme?"
$15,000
9Jaynish ShahSydney Medical School, University of SydneyProf Deborah MarshInvestigating the complexity of p53 pathways in ovarian cancer: are non-coding RNAs the key?$15,000
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Resistance to Therapy Pillar 3 Function – CLOSED

We are excited to start 2016 with a new networking opportunity for researchers (scientists and clinicians) interested in the Resistance to Therapy Pillar. We are planning a series of meetings/seminars/collaborative discussions over the coming year.

If you are interested in cancer resistance mechanisms, drug or antibody resistance pathways, predictors of disease recurrence/relapse or clinical data sets with samples for testing for recurrence, please complete the following quick 5 question survey.

We hope that you will join us for our first networking function at the Urban Hotel, St Leonards on March 22nd March at 6:30pm. This will be an informal introduction dinner with speedy 3 min summary of your research field and priorities. If you are interested in attending this function, please RSVP to [email protected].

Best regards,

Debbie Marsh, Kellie Charles, Connie Diakos and Mustafa Khasraw (Pillar 3 Resistance to Therapy Pillar Co-leads).

 

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