The TCRN is a translational cancer research centre program funded by the Cancer Institute NSW
Welcome to the Nexus for November 2017
This month, we have many stories and articles to share with you all.
It is your last chance to apply for the TCRN Cancer Challenge of the Year funding. The round closes on November 29. We are also offering our Research Grant Administration Support for 2018. Details of how to apply are below.
There is a new service only available for TCRN members - Health Economics Advice for Research Translation (HEAT).
We have a series of articles highlighting the recent developments with the HSA Biobank highlighting the contribution to research outputs and successful funding as well as detailing the current specimens available.
Finally, we highlight the most recent publications from some of our members across areas such as the increasing burden of cancer, focussing on the disease as well as chemotherapy side effects.
Last chance to apply! Cancer Challenge of the Year EOI closes soon.
The TCRN is offering $150,000 of funding for the Cancer Challenge of the Year. The EOI is open until midnight 29 November 2017.
The TCRN is offering Research Grant Administrative Support exclusive to our members to assist with administrative efforts involved in putting together a grant application for the NHMRC or ARC in the area of translational cancer-related research or cancer care service delivery.
Applications for support close on the 15th of January.
In operation since 2012, the Health Science Alliance (HSA) Biobank is an initiative of the TCRN, developed through a partnership between UNSW Sydney, NSW Health Pathology, and the South East Sydney Local Health District.
This article provides further details about the biobank and specimens available.
Expressions of Interest – HSA Biobank Research Advisory Committee
The HSA Biobank Research Advisory Committee is seeking expressions of interests from TCRN members to join the Committee. For further information including terms of reference, or to register an expression of interest, please contact the TCRN Project Manager, Nicki Meagher (firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel 02 9382 8853).
Expressions of interest will close on Friday 15 December 2017.
Award recognises advancements in pancreatic cancer research
Congratulations to our our Director, Professor David Goldstein who was recently awarded the Professor Rob Sutherland AO Make A Difference Award at the NSW Premier's Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research.
Congratulations are also in order for Rebecca Poulos. She was awarded the 'Rising Star PhD Award' at the NSW Premier's Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research. Her PhD research uses ‘big data’ to study DNA mutation and repair processes in regulatory regions of cancer genomes.
In this monthly article the TCRN Operations & Projects team use on-line tools to identify publications attributed to TCRN members. We are using Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature as our primary source.