Welcome to the TCRN

The Translational Cancer Research Network (TCRN) is a collaborative and interactive cancer research community based in the South East of Sydney, with links to cancer services and researchers in inner and southern Sydney, and Albury. It was formed to create an innovative and supportive environment for the translation of cancer research into improvements in patient care.

The TCRN members are supported by the TCRN Leadership Council and Operations and Project Team, which provides the coordination and resources required to empower implementation of research-led advances in cancer research, treatment and patient outcomes.

Learn more about the TCRN


Demonstrating the new linear accelerator in the new radiation oncology area of the NCCC
7 Nov 2014
Stage One of the Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre and Scientia Clinical Research facility at the POWH, Randwick has been officially opened along with the launch of the Bright Alliance which will facilitate productive collaboration between elite researchers, clinicians and patients in one building. Find out more
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6 Nov 2014
The successful rollout of a consenting project at St George Hospital has further increased the number of clinical sites collecting tissue for storage in the HSA Biobank with the consent pilot already achieving exceptional results Find out more
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31 Oct 2014
A ‘talking book’ that educates patients about radiotherapy has won 2014 funding for the TCRN Cancer Challenge of the Year funding, led by Dr Sian Smith... Find out more
30 Oct 2014
This is the last opportunity to apply for Cancer Challenge of Year funding! Find out more
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23 Oct 2014
A number of TCRN members were successful in the most recent funding rounds from the NHMRC & NBCF, including researchers at UNSW, UTS and NeuRA... Find out more
TCRN Member Professor Neville Hacker
20 Oct 2014
Professor Hacker, winner of the inaugural Professor Rob Sutherland AO Make a Difference Award at the 2013 Premier’s Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research, undertook a two-month sabbatical in Europe as part of his prize... Find out more
7 Oct 2014
The TCRN has recently been awarded $80K of funding from the Australian National Data Service for a Major Open Data Collections Project to make a colorectal cancer cohort publicly available via a web-based query tool. Find out more
Dr Betty Kan, TCRN
29 Sep 2014
The TCRN has recently employed Dr Betty Kan in a new role as the TCRN Biobank Pathologist. Betty will work to ensure quality and best practice in tissue collection and associated diagnostic data. Her focus will be ensuring that the HSA Biobank has quality specimens with relevant pathology data that are available for research. Find out more
Conference & PD Grants Round 1 2015 Announced
26 Sep 2014
Conference & Professional Development Grants are on offer to expand and enhance the knowledge and skills of our members in the area of translational cancer-related research or cancer care service delivery, at both national and international levels. Applications close 4.00pm, 18 November 2014 … Find out more