About the TCRN

The TCRN – a translational cancer research program funded by the Cancer Institute NSW – comprises the founding institutions of the University of New South Wales, Prince of Wales Hospital, comprehensive cancer centres at St George and Sutherland hospitals, cancer services at the Royal Hospital for Women, Border Medical Oncology Research Unit, and the University of Technology, Sydney.

The TCRN has been established as an interactive, member-based network which encourages both collaboration and innovation. We are a virtual research centre, with a vision of creating a culture that empowers our members to formulate and implement research-led improvements in patient care.

The overall goal of the TCRN is to develop a sustainable translational research engine and to apply it to identified areas of need.

The research support services we provide to members include:

  • Researcher access to biospecimens and associated health data through the HSA Biobank
  • Strategic development of translational cancer research projects and health services implementation
  • Coordination of networking, collaboration and professional development opportunities
  • Engagement with consumer advocates for development of research projects
  • Assistance with data linkage and access to health datasets
  • Identification of, and connection with, required resources and expertise
  • Improving access to translational research funding
  • Provision of grants and scholarship opportunities.

The TCRN Operations and Projects Team is based in the Lowy Cancer Research Centre at the University of New South Wales and available to all member sites