The TCRN would like to take this opportunity to thank all of its members for their contribution throughout the year and wish TCRN members and their families a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year.
The last Nexus for 2015 features the TCRN Cancer Challenge of the Year Family Matters project, and interview with Dr Kathy Tucker of the Hereditary Cancer Clinic, Prince of Wales Hospital. Dr Tucker discusses how the project using the Family Communication Tool has provided a framework not just for approaching the families but also in providing clear communication for subsequent encounters allowing more effective patient handover. The project has resulted in significant benefits for patients with cancer-causing gene mutations, and has been rolled out to clinical staff at four genetic counselling services in NSW and the ACT.
We highlight the contributions of TCRN Consumer Advisory Committee featured member Gillian Begbie.
Also featured is recent TCRN conference grant recipient Amanda Willis of the Psychosocial Research Group, UNSW.
TCRN members are reminded that they will shortly receive the annual reporting survey which must be completed by all TCRN members reporting on the 2015 period.
READ: The recently published report "Translational Cancer Research Network: Four Years in Review 2011-2015" is available for download below.
View the TCRN Report: Translational Cancer Research Network: Four Years in Review 2011-2015