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Supporting NeuroEndocrine Cancer Australia Research

Help support Neuroendocrine Cancer research

Neuroendocrine cancers impact men, women and children of all ages.

More commonly located in the pancreas, lungs, abdomen, reproductive organs and bowel, NET cancer symptoms can include, weight loss, hot flushes, shortness of breath and diarrhoea.  Neuroendocrine Cancers (NETs) are frequently misdiagnosed with conditions such as: anxiety, menopause, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or diabetes.  60% of NETs are advanced by the time patients are correctly diagnosed and many patients have secondary growths at the time of diagnosis (stage 4 cancer).

Despite the increase in Australians being diagnosed with a Neuroendocrine Tumours (NETs), the Neuroendocrine Cancer community of dedicated researchers and clinicians receives limited assistance from the government to fund much needed clinical trials and research.
With the recent stimulus packages that were announced to combat COVID-19, all government funding for medical research and not-for-profit charities will dramatically reduce and in some areas cease to exist.

For more information please visit NeuroEndocrine Cancer Australia.

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The University Of Sydney, Faculty of Medicine and Health Funding Opportunities Update


Find opportunities and deadlines from NHMRC, ARC and other major funding bodies can be found on the Sydney Vital Grants Page by visiting USYD FMH GRANTS.

Please be sure to review the COVID-19 research funding opportunities and resources available.

Research Support at FMH
To initiate research support, please submit a Request for Assistance
For general enquiries, please contact your local precinct FMH research support team:

Sydney Precinct: [email protected] North Precinct: [email protected] West Precinct: [email protected]

For more information please contact [email protected] or visit www.sydney.edu.au/medicine-health/

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Cancer Institute NSW Research Fellowships Round – Opening 10 June 2020

Sydney Vital, on behalf of The Cancer Institute NSW, is pleased to announce that applications for the 2020 Research Fellowships will open 10 June 2020.

CINSW Grant information can be found on the Sydney Vital Website: CINSW Grants.

Application information

For more information please visit the CINSW Grants Page.

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Meet Sydney Vital

At Sydney Vital, we strive to ensure that the latest advances in cancer prevention, treatments and care are available to patients in the shortest time possible.  This cannot be achieved without the support of our staff and researchers who work tirelessly to ensure our research and development is at the forefront of cancer research globally.

You can see the Sydney Vital Team and our scholarship awardees below.

Click here to download the full-sized poster of the Sydney Vital Translational Cancer Research Team

For more information about Sydney Vital click here: About Sydney Vital

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Pain and Palliative Care Postgraduate Scholarship

Sydney Vital Pain and Palliative Care Postgraduate Scholarship

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Meet our Scholarship Awardees 2020

At Sydney Vital, we run annual top-up scholarship awards for researchers who propose innovative and outstanding research projects. Our scholarship candidates look to improve examinations for early diagnoses, treatments and quality of life. 

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Strategic Review Process in preparation for TCRC Grant Application 2021

The review is an opportunity for SV, after seven (7) successful years of operation, to look at how we approach the future. The review process will provide members with many opportunities to share your opinions on where we should focus our energy and funding in years to come.

To undertake a successful review of SV’s vision and strategy, there will be FOUR member engagement phases – outlined below.

PHASE 1, PART 1 – APRIL 2020 [Member Survey]

PHASE 1, PART 2 – MAY 2020 [One on One interview – ZOOM]

Following the completion of the member survey process, one on one interviews will be conducted by SV Executive Committee with up to 7 research group leaders, selected by the SV Executive Committee, representing all SV current Flagships & TCEs. A review update will be sent to all SV members listing these invited research group leaders. We encourage all members to discuss your thoughts/suggestions with these nominated spokespeople prior to their one on one interviews, so that their feedback can be representative of the broader membership. These interviews will seek to provide an understanding of what has been done well, what has been done poorly and what has been an ‘average’ output. There is also an opportunity to dive deeper into themes raised from the member survey and begin planning for the future vision and strategy.

PHASE 2, PART 1 – JUNE 2020 [2x half day workshops with members]

All SV members will be invited to participate in a workshop that is expected to explore and expand upon:

1) The current state of the vision and strategy
2) Visioning for the future, including questions such as:
a) Where are we going?
b) What do we want our ‘value drivers’ to be in the future?
c) How do we maximise internal collaboration in a ‘competitive funding’ environment?
d) What could future collaboration with external TCRCs look like?

PHASE 3, JULY 2020 [3X Half day workshops with a working group]

3 x half day workshops with a working group. A working group of key stakeholders and members from SV (selected by SV Executive Committee) will be invited to participate in workshops with the aim of outlining the future vision of SV Executive Committee. The working group will consist of key decision makers, advocates and leaders from throughout the network who have both the access and capacity to speak on behalf of, and deliver information back to, a broad number of members. A review update will be sent to all SV members listing the nominated working group representatives. We encourage all members to be aware of these representatives and communicate with them prior to the workshops, so that any feedback can be representative of the broader membership. Following the workshops, the working group will be responsible for taking the output from the session back to the SV membership, discussing the vision and proposed strategy, structure and governance, compiling constructive and future-focused feedback on the work done thus far.


At the completion of the review, Seed People Consulting will provide SV with a consolidated feedback report that includes recommendations for actions and change.

The consolidated report will underpin:

  • a revision of the SV Strategic Plan
  • an Operational Action Plan to support the Strategic Plan
  • the 2021 application for the CINSW Translational Cancer Research Centre Grant
  • what SV’s future funding priorities will be.

To access the survey please click here.

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Sydney Vital Flagship 3 Leader Receives Cancer Council NSW Funding

Sydney Vital’s Flagship 3 and Translational Centre of Excellence (TCE) 6 leader, Prof Mark Molloy, receives a boost for his ground-breaking bowel cancer research.

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Vacancy: Cancer Data Coordinator

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our colorectal research team at Sydney Vital.

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Sydney Vital Research Scholar Awards Round 11

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