The TCRN is a translational cancer research centre program funded by the Cancer Institute NSW
Welcome to the Nexus for April 2018
This month we congratulate A/Professor Peter Graham and team who have been awarded the 2018 Cancer Challenge funding.
The TCRN also has a number of funding opportunities open or opening soon. All the details are below.
We are pleased to announce the details of two upcoming events:
- Obesity: A New Cancer Problem workshop
- Randwick Precinct Cancer Roundtable
We welcome Mamta Porwal as the new TCRN Project Manager supporting the HSA Biobank and Surgical Oncology flagships replacing Nicki Meagher who is on maternity leave. We wish Nicki all the best!
Finally, we highlight some of the recent interesting articles and developments from across the TCRN.
2018 Cancer Challenge
The TCRN is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2018 Cancer Challenge. A/Professor Peter Graham from St George Hospital has received $135,000 from the TCRN for the project 'Preventing fibrogenesis and late treatment related swallow dysfunction'.
Our Conference & Professional Development grants are now open along with Clinical PhD top-ups and PhD top-Ups. A reminder that an opportunity for a scholarship at UTS is available as well as an opportunity for a Nursing PhD Scholarship.
Join us at the next Randwick Precinct Cancer Roundtable on Tuesday May 1st 2018 from 12:30-13:30, Edmund Blacket Functions Room, Prince of Wales Hospital - 'Fertility preservation before chemotherapy: current and future prospects' Facilitated by Dr Antoinette Anazodo and featuring Prof Bill Ledger.
When a genetic test result for breast cancer comes out of the blue
Women newly diagnosed with breast cancer who learn they carry a genetic mutation in a breast cancer gene experience more distress at this test result if they have no family history of the disease, a study led by TCRN member Professor Bettina Meiser shows.