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TCRN NHMRC Grant recipients announcement
28 Oct 2013
Congratulations to the following Translational Cancer Research Network members on their success in obtaining NHMRC grant and fellowship funding commencing in 2014. Learn more
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23 Oct 2013
Professor Hutvagner and his collaborator, Dr Nham Tran, comprise one of the first research teams outside UNSW to access tissue from the HSA Biobank, which provides tissue samples of multiple cancer types to researchers working anywhere in Australia. Learn more
TCRN - HSA Biobank: translational research
17 Oct 2013
A new biobanking initiative being championed by the TCRN will celebrate its 1000th tissue donation this week. The HSA Biobank houses tumour and DNA derived from blood and saliva samples from a wide range of cancer patient groups. These are then made available for use in translational cancer research projects anywhere in Australia. Learn more
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16 Oct 2013
Conference & Professional Development Grants 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, 26 November 2013... Learn more
TCRN CPD Grant Recipient; Paula Cronin, CHERE
11 Oct 2013
TCRN member Paula Cronin is a research officer at the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation at UTS. Her research is focused on modelling the cost efficacy of a range of health care initiatives, such as cancer screening programs. Learn more
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11 Oct 2013
Simon Downes is the Director of Medical Physics at the Institute of Oncology within Prince of Wales Hospital. He recently attended the ESTRO Basic Clinical Radiobiology in Poland after receiving funding via a TCRN Conference and Professional Development Grant. Learn more
TCRN Leadership Council Member: Peter Gunning
13 Sep 2013
Research led by Professor Peter Gunning, the Associate Dean of Research for the UNSW School of Medicine and a member of the TCRN Leadership Council, has led to the world-first development of a class of drugs that successfully target the architecture of a cancer cell in order to destroy it from the inside out. Learn more
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22 Aug 2013
As the intervention component of the TCRN Cancer Challenge of the Year 2012 Project is completed, the focus is now on collecting T2 data via participant surveys and patient chart audits. Over 120 participants consented to be involved in the QStream pain assessment study... Learn more
TCRN Member Jason Wong | Premier's Awards Night 2013
20 Aug 2013

Unlocking the mysteries of the human genome’s ‘dark matter’ is the current challenge facing a team of researchers from the University of New South Wales who are members of the Translational Cancer Research Network (TRCN) and their partners at Intersect Australia Ltd.

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TCRN | Angelique Hoolahan - Teratoma project
20 Aug 2013

An Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI) project using tissue from the HSA Biobank could provide new information about the processes involved in the formation of ovarian cancer. The study, set to launch in the next few weeks, will be the first project outside of UNSW to use tissue from the HSA Biobank.

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