Sydney Vital is pleased to be able to support seven projects in the 2020 round of Seed Funding, covering diverse areas of translational cancer research. Each of the projects will enhance an existing Sydney Vital research program by adding a new direction or element, or by accelerating the generation of impactful research. They each receive a grant of up to $30,000 for the duration of six months.
These are our awardees and their projects:
- Lead Applicant: Dr Thilo Schuler, Research Institute: Northern Sydney Cancer Centre
Project Title: PreCASA- An observational pilot study exploring Continuous Assessment and Support Alerts of advanced cancer patients.
- Lead Applicant: Prof Melanie Lovell, Research Institute: Learning and Research Centre, Palliative Care, HammondCare
Project Title: The Palliative Care Symptom Action Plan (SAP)- a novel personalised guide for patient self-management with evidence based best practice utilising validated patient reported outcome measures (PROMs)
- Lead Applicant: Dr Talia Fuchs, Research Institute: Kolling Institute, Northern Clinical School, University of Sydney
Project Title: KRAS first mutation screening in pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a potentially deliverable and affordable pathway to personalized medicine for all patients with pancreatic cancer
- Lead Applicant: Prof Alexander Engel, Research Institute: Kolling Institute, Northern Clinical School, University of Sydney
Project Title: Application of nanoparticles as imaging probes in colonoscopy to improve identification of polypoid changes in colonic mucosa
- Lead Applicant: Dr Sumit Sahni, Research Institute: Northern Clinical School, University of Sydney
Project Title: Examining the micro-RNA (miRNA) profile of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas in response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy
- Lead Applicant: Prof Dale Bailey, Research Institute: Department of Nuclear Medicine, RNSH
Project Title: Upgrading the Scientific Research Environment for Radionuclide Imaging and Therapy Applications
- Lead Applicant: Prof Mark Molloy, Research Institute: Kolling Institute, Northern Clinical School, University of Sydney
Project Title: Database of recurrence in Rectal cancer