News Archive

Image of two women engaged in conversation.
1 Dec 2014
A poster by the TCRN HSA Biobank team, led by Nicki Meagher received Best Poster honours at the Cancer Institute of New South Wales Innovation in Cancer Treatment Conference in late October this year. Learn more
Health Minister Jilliam Skinner 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. Learn more
Photograph of Winston Liauw.
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 Learn more
Photograph of Sian Smith.
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... Learn more
Image of a sign bearing the words 'well done'.
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... Learn more
Photograph of 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... Learn more
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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. Learn more
Dr Betty Leung (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. Learn 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 … Learn more
TCRN PhD Scholarship Top-up Recipient: Maria Arriaga
15 Sep 2014
TCRN top-up scholarship recipient Maria Arriaga is studying the population-level relevance of lifestyle-related risk factors for rare cancers Learn more