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Sydney Vital Neuro-Oncology Postgraduate Scholarship – CLOSED

Sydney Vital is proud to offer a unique scholarship opportunity for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research in the area of neuro-oncology. The successful applicant will conduct their research as part of the Sydney Vital Neuro-Oncology Centre of Excellence which is based at the Royal North Shore Hospital.

Open to:

1. The scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in full-time studies in a PhD at the University of Sydney, and be willing to undertake research in the field of neuro-oncology.

2. Applicants must hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper) or a recognised medical degree in a related discipline, or equivalent.

3. Applicants must have research experience in one of the following areas:
– Genomics
– Bioinformatics
– Immunology
– Inflammation
– Imaging
– Histology

4. Applicants must provide names and contact details of at least two academic referees.

5. Applicants must be Australian citizens, Australian Permanent residents, New Zealand citizens or international applicants eligible for a visa.

Value & Duration: The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $35,000 per annum from the date the successful applicant commences the scholarship until the 31 July 2019, subject to satisfactory academic performance. An extension may be offered by the University should funds become available. The maximum duration of the scholarship (including any extension) will not exceed three years.

Open Date: Apply Now
Close Date: 2 December 2017

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Sydney Vital is pleased to invite applications for a travel fellowship to attend the: Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) 44th Annual Meeting, Immunotherapy: Molecules and Mountains, 13th – 15th Nov 2017, Sydney. Up to five fellowships will be awarded. Applications close 5th September 2017.

For enquiries regarding these awards please email: [email protected].

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Innovations in Cancer Treatment and Care Conference 2017

The Cancer Institute NSW is hosting their sixth annual Innovations in Cancer Treatment and Care Conference on Thursday, 14 September 2017.

This is a free conference for health professionals across NSW. It is an opportunity to hear, collaborate and share the latest innovations in quality cancer treatment and care. The conference supports advancing of new discoveries and innovation in quality cancer care across NSW.

For more information and to register, please visit cancerinstitute.org.au/about-us/events/upcoming-events/2017-innovations-in-cancer-treatment-and-care-conf



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Clinical Trial: Participants with advanced cancer, no curative treatment options

Prof Stan Sidhu (Professor of Surgery, Head of the University of Sydney Endocrine Surgical Unit) and his team have conducted a clinical trial; A study of EnGeneIC Dream Vectors (EDV’s) packaged with the chemotherapy PNU-159682, given simultaneously as non-targeted EDVs carrying an immune enhancer called EDVs40-mer, in participants with advanced cancer who have no curative treatment options.

Trail ID: ACTRN12617000037303


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Cancer Research and Innovation Reception – Washington DC

The Pheo Para Troopers and their partners, the Pheo Para Alliance, will be celebrating a joint cancer research project between the National Institutes of Health and University of Melbourne in Washington DC on 15th June 2017. Keynote speakers for this exciting event will be Dr. Richard Tothill, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and Dr. Rory Clifton-Bligh, Kolling Institute of Medical Research.

For more info on this event and donations, visit pheoparatroopers.org/events/cancer-research-innovation-reception.

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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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