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Dr Kelly McKelvey Awarded Sydney Vital Travel Award

 

Sydney Vital supported Dr Kelly McKelvey’s attendance to the 10th Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO), which focused on Tailoring Therapies for Brain Tumours: Challenges and Opportunities. Highlights of the meeting included keynote speakers such as Professor Patrick Wen, Professor Daniel Kelly and Professor Koichi Ichimura, as well as a range of International and Australian specialists for a current and scientific program expanding over 2 full days.

As the Sydney Vital Flasgship 1 Inflammation and Cancer Fellow and Irradiation Manager for the Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP), Kelly’s role is to develop a preclinical research theme that will advance knowledge of therapy for brain cancer and advise the medical community. The clinical perspective of COGNO 2017 gave Dr McKelvey the opportunity to develop a pre-clinical research theme utilising a mouse model of astrocytic glioma and radiation.

We’d like congratulate Dr Kelly McKelvey and encourage her to keep up the good work. Keep up-to-date with our scholarships, funding and awards and check out our grant schemes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Kelly McKelvey

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Sydney Cancer Conference 2018 – Closed

This will be the sixth Sydney Cancer Conference and is focusing on the theme of ‘Bridging research and practice,’ the program features all areas of cancer research – basic biomedical, public health, clinical and psychosocial – making the latest information and research available to delegates.

Sydney vital will be supporting up to ten attendees and applications are invited from suitably qualified researchers. Our aim is to encourage outstanding PhD students, ECRs, researchers and clinicians from within the Sydney Vital network and institutions to present their scientific research progress at national or international conferences.

Submission Guidelines

Applications must complete the Sydney Vital Registration Support Form for the SCC2018 and must be submitted as a single PDF attachment in an email to [email protected]. Please use the following naming convention:

LastName_FirstName_SCC2018

Once approved, Sydney Vital will complete payment of the successful applicants’ registration fee. Please note, we will not reimburse any payments that have been made prior to applying for registration support.

Applications will close on Friday 25th May 2018. Sydney Vital Centre Manager, Suzie Nguyen, can be contacted on 9926 4726 or at [email protected] to assist with any queries.

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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

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 13th April 2018.

Please read on: Flagship 3_ Nanotechnology_Research Fellowship_ Guidelines_2018

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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Sydney Vital Travel Awards 2018 – Closed

Sydney Vital invites applications for Travel Awards to the value of $1,500 for domestic travel and $3,000 for international travel. Our aim is to encourage outstanding PhD students, ECRs, researchers and clinicians from within the Sydney Vital network and institutions to present their scientific research progress at national or international conferences.

Submission Guidelines

Applications must be combined in a single PDF file and must be submitted as attachment in an email to [email protected]. Please use the following naming convention:

Last Name_ First Name_ Travel Award_ Application_2018

Last Name_ First Name_ Travel Award_ Supervisor_2018

Applications will close on Wednesday 28th February 2018. Sydney Vital Centre Manager, Suzie Nguyen, can be contacted on 9926 4726 or at [email protected] to assist with any queries.

Download guidelines here:

Sydney Vital_Travel Award_Guidelines_2018_Round 1

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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 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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Research Scholarship Applications Round 5 – CLOSED

Sydney Vital is pleased to offer 5 x Research Scholarship Awards to the value of $10,000 each for one year, to students, preclinical and clinical researchers working in the area of Translational Cancer Research.

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Funding Awarded By Sydney Vital

The research projects below were awarded by Sydney Vital. We will post their progress when it is submitted and to keep up-to-date with our scholarships, funding and awards, check out our grant schemes.

#AwardeeInstitutionSupervisorResearch TitleAmount
Awarded
1Jerikho BulanadiKolling Institute of Medical ResearchProf Ross SmithChemotherapeutic prodrugs incorporated within recombinant high density lipoprotein nanoparticles as a modality of targeted delivery.$15,000
2Emma ColvillSydney University Medical SchoolProf Paul KeallThe bench-to-bedside clinical implementation of real-time targeted radiotherapy for prostate cancer$15,000
3Grace GiffordHaematology and Anatomical Pathology Departments. Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, SydneyDr William StevensonGene expression profiling of high grade B-cell lymphomas with NanoString nCounter technology. Validation of a novel diagnostic platform and implementation into clinical use for prognostication and therapeutic decision-making.$15,000
4Dr Anthony GloverKolling Institute of Medical Research, Royal North Shore HospitalProf Stanley SidhuNoncoding RNAs as tumour suppressors in adrenal cancer: Unlocking the mechanisms to improve patient outcomes.$15,000
5Diana HatoumFaculty of Science, UTS SydneyDr Najah NassifA Role for p14ARF-p53 in Treatment Resistance and Recurrence in Hormone-dependent Breast Cancer.$15,000
6Samuel BrennanFaculty of Science, UTS SydneyDr Rose Martiniello-WilksDevelopment of a non-invasive liquid biopsy for prostate cancer: Identification of unique exosome microRNA (exomiR) signatures in patient body fluids for cancer diagnosis and prognosis.$15,000
7Ben HarrisSydney Medical School, University of SydneyDr Kellie CharlesInvestigating mechanisms of chemoresistance to platinum drugs mediated by systemic inflammation.
$15,000
8Adrian LeeBill Walsh Translation Cancer Research Laboratory, Kolling InstituteDr Viive Howell"Do molecular aberrations in the tumour predict for venous thrombotic episodes in patients with
glioblastoma multiforme?"
$15,000
9Jaynish ShahSydney Medical School, University of SydneyProf Deborah MarshInvestigating the complexity of p53 pathways in ovarian cancer: are non-coding RNAs the key?$15,000
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Implementing excellent supportive care evidence into action

 

A presentation about scalp cooling, preventing chemotherapy induced alopecia.

Courtesy of Professor Fran Boyle

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