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Sydney Cancer Conference 2018


This year, the SCC2018 attracted over 250 researchers and clinicians to come together and enjoy a scientific program expanding over two days.

Held at the International Convention Centre (ICC), the theme of this year’s conference focused on ‘bridging research and practice,’ which reflected various elements of cancer research along the translational spectrum. The conference included all aspects of cancer research – basic biomedical, public health, clinical and psychosocial – and it provided an opportunity for our generation of cancer researchers to network and showcase their emerging research.

The scientific program boasted three dedicated poster viewing sessions, interactive translational cancer research workshops and a wide variety of key note speakers. Some of the highlights included Professor Sanchia Aranda, from Cancer Council Australia, giving an update of the last dedicate in cancer research and how far we have come.

A number of Sydney Vital researchers gave oral presentations and/or presented posters at the SCC2018; they can be viewed here.

Below are few photos taken at the conference.                                                                                                                             (Prof David Currow, CEO of CINSW, gives the opening address.)

(Prof Sanchia Arnada, CEO of Cancer Council)

(Day 1 Panel Discussion  – Big Data: “How will all these data help the cancer patient?“)

                  (Dr Susan Chang gives a keynote speech on Changing Role of Imaging in Neuro-oncology)

Dr Susan Chang, the Director of the Neuro-Oncology Division at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) specializing in the treatment of adults with brain tumours, is one of the keynote speaker this year at SCC.

Other keynote speakers included Professor Olli Kallioniemi, of the Karolinska Institutet, whose research focuses on ‘precision systems oncology: from leukemias to solid tumors.’

To recap programs, all accepted abstracts  included in the SCC 2018 are available for review here.

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