TCE 1 – Pancreatic Cancer

The Pancreatic TCE is focussed on improving survival outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients by developing a biomarker-based precision medicine approach to predict treatment outcomes.

TCE Leaders:

Professor Stephen Clarke

Professor Jaswinder Samra

Dr Anubhav Mittal

PhD Student – Dr Sarah Maloney

PhD Project – “The identification and evaluation of predictive and prognostic biomarkers in order to personalise treatment pathways for patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer”

Former PhD Student – Dr Joseph Xavier

PhD Project – “Understanding the pathophysiology of post-op pancreatitis; looking critically at the role of ischaemia”

PhD Student, Sydney Medical School – Northern, University of Sydney, Medical Oncology Advanced Trainee

Dr Sarah Maloney

OAM, Professor of Medicine, Northern Clinical School, USYD Member of China Studies Centre

Professor Clarke

Prof Stephen Clarke

Gallbladder, hernia, pancreatic, and retroperitoneal surgeon. Director - Clinical/Surgical Skills, Surgery: Northern Clinical School  

Dr Anubhav Mittal

Clinical Professor, Discipline of Surgery: Northern Clinical School

Prof Jaswinder Samra

TCE 2 – Thyroid Cancer

The Thyroid TCE investigates the genetic causes of thyroid malignancies, on the one hand to provide new therapeutic opportunities for aggressive thyroid cancers, and on the other hand to more accurately identify low risk thyroid cancers for whom observation or minimal therapy is appropriate.

TCE Leaders:

Prof Anthony Gill

A/Prof Roderick Clifton-Bligh

Prof Mark Sywak

PhD Student:

Ms Grace Lim; The University of Sydney

PhD Project – “Reversing Immortality in Thyroid Cancer”

Doctor of Philosophy candidate at the University of Sydney

Ms Grace Lim

Surgical Pathologist, Professor of Surgical Pathology, University of Sydney

Prof Anthony Gill

Associate Professor, Medicine, Northern Clinical School, Kolling Institute

A/Prof Roderick Clifton-Bligh

Endocrine Surgeon, Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery: Northern Clinical School

Prof Mark Sywak

TCE 3 – Breast Cancer

The Breast TCE is focussed on linking our multi-disciplinary team of experts in the management of patients with breast cancer with research opportunities, including clinical trials and communication training.

TCE Leaders:

Professor Frances Boyle

Professor Andrew Spillane

PhD Student:

Ms Elizabeth Hutchings; University of Sydney (Northern Clinical School)

PhD Project – “Understanding the attitudes of patients, clinicians, and other key personnel towards the secondary use and analysis of breast cancer data in Australia; developing a path towards consensus”

Doctor of Philosophy candidate at the University of Sydney (Northern Clinical School)

Ms Elizabeth Hutchings

Surgical Oncologist, Professor, Surgery, Northern Clinical School, UYSD

Prof Andrew Spillane

Professor of Medical Oncology & Director of Patricia Ritchie Centre for Cancer Care and Research, Mater Hospital

Prof Fran Boyle

TCE 4 – Neuroendocrine Tumour

The NET TCE is focussed on improving the outcomes for all NET patients by developing better treatment strategies, including combination therapies, and enhancing patient selection with better imaging methods.

TCE Leader:

A/Prof Nick Pavlakis;

PhD Student: Mr Harry Marquis

PhD Project – “Development of a Dosimetry Platform for Theranostic Agents” 

Doctor of Philosophy Candidate at the University of Sydney

Harry Marquis

Medical Oncologist, Associate Professor, Medicine, Northern Clinical School

A/Prof Nick Pavlakis

TCE 5 – Brain Cancer

The Brain Cancer TCE seeks to improve our understanding of how brain tumours grow within the brain by studying the biological nature of these tumours in the laboratory, recognising the patterns of infiltration on sophisticated imaging scans, and measuring the outcomes experienced by our patients from treatment in the clinic.

TCE Leaders:

A/Prof Michael Back

PhD Student:

Ms Angela Cho; University of Sydney

PhD Project – “Laying the foundations for improved monitoring and treatment for IDH-mutated gliomas”

Doctor of Philosophy candidate at the University of Sydney (Northern Clinical School)

Ms Angela Cho

Director of Radiation Oncology, Northern Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital Medicine

A/Prof Michael Back

TCE 6 – Colorectal Cancer

The Colorectal TCE is building capacity for molecular research into the causes and improved treatments for patients with bowel cancers. We are building patient cohorts from prospective collections as well as exploiting our extensive archival specimen collection.

TCE Leaders:

Professor Alexander Engel

Professor Stephen Clarke

Associate Professor Kellie Charles

Professor Mark Molloy

OAM, Professor of Medicine, Northern Clinical School, USYD Member of China Studies Centre

Professor Clarke

Prof Stephen Clarke

Lawrence Penn Chair of Bowel Cancer Research Faculty of Medicine and Health Northern Clinical School, USYD

Prof Mark Molloy

Senior Lecturer, Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences, Bosch Institute

A/Prof Kellie Charles

Clinical Network Director, Cancer and Palliative Care Services, NSLHD Former Centre Director, Sydney Vital; Head of Colorectal Surgical Unit, RNSH, Professor of...

Prof Alexander Engel

TCE 7 – PAIN & PALLIATIVE CARE

The Pain and Palliative TCE is focussed on improving the outcomes for all people with cancer related pain and advanced disease by increasing the collection of patient reported outcome measures, developing new treatment strategies and implementing evidence into practice.

TCE Leaders:

Prof Melanie Lovell

Prof Paul Glare

PhD Student:

Ms Madeleine Juhrmann; University of Sydney

PhD Project – “Broadening the Role of Paramedics Delivering Palliative and End of Life Care in the Australian Community”

Doctor of Philosophy Candidate at the University of Sydney

Madeleine Juhrmann

Specialist Physician in Pain Medicine, Professor, Sydney Medical School, Northern Head of Discipline Pain Medicine, Sydney Medical Program Director, Pain Management Research...

Prof Paul Glare

Clinical Professor Medicine, Northern Clinical School

Prof Melanie Lovell