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.
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”
Dr Sarah Maloney
Prof Stephen Clarke
Dr Anubhav Mittal
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.
Ms Grace Lim; The University of Sydney
PhD Project – “Reversing Immortality in Thyroid Cancer”
Ms Grace Lim
Prof Anthony Gill
A/Prof Roderick Clifton-Bligh
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.
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”
Ms Elizabeth Hutchings
Prof Andrew Spillane
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.
PhD Student: Mr Harry Marquis
PhD Project – “Development of a Dosimetry Platform for Theranostic Agents”
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.
Ms Angela Cho; University of Sydney
PhD Project – “Laying the foundations for improved monitoring and treatment for IDH-mutated gliomas”
Ms Angela Cho
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.
Prof Stephen Clarke
Prof Mark Molloy
A/Prof Kellie Charles
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.
Ms Madeleine Juhrmann; University of Sydney
PhD Project – “Broadening the Role of Paramedics Delivering Palliative and End of Life Care in the Australian Community”