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April 2017

  The TCRN is a translational cancer research centre program funded by the Cancer Institute NSW Cancer Institute NSW  
bullet Welcome to the April Nexus newsletter
This month's Nexus celebrates the new health economics service 'HEAT" (Health Economics Advice for research Translation) on offer by the TCRN in collaboration with CHERE. More information to follow in next week's members' update.

TCRN Members will have access to a number of health economics activities which they can use to assist in the translation of their research to produce high quality economic evidence which can be incorporated into future decision making, and ultimately contribute to providing patients with improved access to cost-effective cancer treatments.

TCRN Members are encouraged to apply for Cancer Institute NSW 'Innovations in Cancer Control' grants; EOIs close 14 May 2017.

We highlight the most recent publications by some of our members across areas such as chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.

Upcoming: the Cancer Implementation Science Community of Practice host 2017 Health Data Conference.

We hear from TCRN Consumer Advisory Panel member and cancer research advocate Jeff Cuff, as well as TCRN Project Officer for Grants and Consumers; Stella Jun.

Also featured are a number of upcoming conferences which may be of interest to you or your team.
CINSW_download short.jpeg Innovations in Cancer Control Grants 2017– 2018

The Cancer Institute NSW is calling for Expressions of Interest for the Innovations in Cancer Control Grants 2017– to 2018.
The focus of these grants is community and service-centred initiatives and not research proposals.
Closing date for Expressions of Interest 14 May 2017

Calculator_stethescope Health Economics Advice for Research Translation

We are excited to announce that the TCRN and the Centre for Health Economics and Research Evaluation ("CHERE"), UTS have partnered to form HEAT; Health Economics Advice for research Translation. HEAT is exclusive to TCRN members. Members have access to the following health economics activities:

-Trial audits
-Research reviews
-Grant application reviews

A special newsletter will be sent to all members in May outlining some of the services and introducing the team.
Meanwhile, if you have any questions about accessing HEAT, please contact Stephanie Macmillan, TCRN Program Manager (email:
Learn more about CHERE

TCRN Grants - Apply Now! Announcement! TCRN Open Grants

There are a number of grants open to TCRN members; please distribute to your team members; particularly clinicians, allied health workers, PhD candidates
Apply Now!

iStock_000019716260Large Recent Interesting Articles from TCRN Members

Check out this month's highlights from our members' publications including researchers from the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UTS, Lowy Cancer Research Centre and the Prince of Wales Hospital...
Read about TCRN Members' recent publications

TCRN CAP Member Jeff Cuff CAP Member Profile: Jeff Cuff

With a strong interest in colorectal cancer research, TCRN Consumer Advisory Panel member Jeff Cuff is dedicated to informing the translation of cancer research projects and has founded the Shirley Cuff Cancer Research Foundation
Learn more about Jeff's work in cancer research advocacy and in particular colorectal cancer

TCRN Member David Simar, UNSW Investigating the Long-term Complications Following Cancer Treatment

Head of the Immunometabolism group at the Mechanisms of Disease and Translational Research, UNSW, David Simar recently attended the Clinical Epigenetics International Meeting funded by the TCRN Conference and Professional Development Grant..
Read more about TCRN Member Dr David Simar's work and the emerging role of Epigenetics in Inflammation and Immunometabolism

ImpSci_Community of Practice_Square logo Nexus Save The Date! Flipping The Record - Using Clinical Data to Transform Cancer Care

The Cancer Implementation Science Community of Practice host 2017 Health Data Conference.
Abstract due by 12 May 2017
Data-Driven Change Conference; 21 July 2017 - University of Sydney Camperdown Campus

Stella Jun Meet the Operations and Projects Team - Project Officer Stella Jun

Stella is the Officer for consumer engagement and grants provision as well as a number of flagship projects.
TCRN Project Officer Stella Jun

Prof David Goldstein Professor David Goldstein Recognised for Exceptional Voluntary Contribution to Improving Global Health

Professor Goldstein's voluntary efforts for oncology in Vietnam awarded by the Health Volunteers Overseas through the Golden Apple Award
David Goldstein; Conjoint Professor Prince of Wales Clinical School, UNSW and TCRN Director

AIHI Seminar Taking Innovation to the Bedside to Improve Outcomes: Empowered Improvers at Cincinnati Children's

AIHI Seminar: Professor Stephen Muething of the University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics will present at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation ("AIHI"), Macquarie University.
Register for this seminar taking place 30 May 2017; 12.00 - 1.00pm

ImpSci_Community of Practice_Square logo Nexus Save the Date! 2017 MDT Symposium - MDTS: More Than Just A Meeting Primary tabs

The Cancer Implementation Science Community of Practice host 2017 MDT Symposium - 22 June 2017
Aimed at MDT Leads and MDT Members, Quality Improvement professionals, Health Policy officers and T2-T3 Researchers
MDT Symposium; 22 June 2017; 1.30-5.30pm - Westmead Institute of Medical Research

The Bright Alliance building official opening The Bright Alliance building Officially Opened at Randwick Hospital Campus

The Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Health Minister Brad Hazzard opened the $114 million Bright Alliance Building, a world-class health care and medical research facility which has already started treating cancer patients at the Randwick Hospitals Campus.
Read more about this specialist all-in-one cancer treatment and research centre

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