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May 2017

  The TCRN is a translational cancer research centre program funded by the Cancer Institute NSW Cancer Institute NSW  
bullet Welcome to the May Nexus newsletter
TCRN Members and the wider cancer research and medical community are invited to attend the launch of the 'Bridging the Gap' evening series, which takes place on Friday 26 May. A/Prof Phoebe Phillips and Prof David Goldstein will present 'Scaling the Pancreatic cancer mountain – trust and teamwork’ as a TCRN Model of Collaboration. The Bridging the Gap series is an opportunity to showcase examples of academic and clinical partnerships and to hear the experiences from both sides.

This month we feature Prof Bettina Meiser, recipient of TCRN administrative support for research grant applications as she accounts the benefits of this new scheme for members only.

We would like to remind our members that Abstracts are invited for this year's Cancer Institute NSW Innovations in Cancer Treatment and Care Conference; due 9 June.

There are a number of Cancer Therapeutics & Pharmaceutical Medicine courses open for enrolment including Cancer Therapeutics, Cancer Trials, Regulatory Affairs & Pharmacovigilance.

Check out our regular Nexus feature of TCRN Members highlighted work through their recent publications. We also interview TCRN Data Manager Elena Shirley about here role.

Upcoming events include the Cancer Implementation Science Community of Practice host a research workshop titled "Finding the Framework that Fits" for early-mid career researchers and anyone with an interest in implementation research design.
The TCRN will co-host the Cancer Implementation Science in September; 'Life after a PhD – A career pathway workshop' on 1 September, 2017 at UTS. This workshop looks at career options available in research, industry and beyond for PhD candidates working in the cancer ...more details coming soon.
A/Prof Phoebe Phillips TCRN Upcoming Event | Bridging the Gap evening series

The Bridging the Gap series will kick off with A/Professor Phoebe Phillips and Professor David Goldstein; ‘Scaling the Pancreatic cancer mountain – trust and teamwork’.
The first of this series will feature A/Professor Phoebe Phillips and Professor David Goldstein; 26 May 2017, 4.30pm

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 more on this month's featured publications by our members

Bettina Meiser crop TCRN Research Grant Administrative Support 2017

We hear from Professor Bettina Meiser, UNSW Sydney; one of the recipients of the 2017 TCRN Research Grant Administrative Support through an Expression of Interest process, which assisted in the application of the NHMRC Project Grant
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"The benefits to me were enormous so I can only encourage other TCRN members to take advantage of future similar opportunities".

TCRN Grants Available Apply Now - TCRN Grants Closing Soon!

The TCRN has a number of Conference, Professional Development as well as both Clinical and PhD Scholarship top-up awards opening.
PhD Scholarship Top-up Award & Clinical PhD Scholarship Top-ups Award: Applications close 31 May

CINSW_download short.jpeg Abstract submission Now Open Innovations in Cancer Treatment and Care Conference 2017

This year's Innovations in Cancer Treatment and Care Conference event will be held at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth on 14 September 2017. It is an exceptional opportunity to share the benefits of your work with colleagues from across NSW.
A session of the conference is planned to highlight work underway in NSW that is supporting smoking cessation for people with cancer, including within clinical settings. However, abstracts are invited detailing many different innovative activities, across the spectrum of cancer treatment and care.

Abstract submission due 9 June 2017

Dr Liz Hovey Brain Cancer Awareness Month - Feature Dr Liz Hovey

This month is Brain Cancer Awareness month, we would like to mark it by highlighting TCRN Member Dr Liz Hovey and the outstanding work of all our members in this area.
Dr Hovey is a Senior Staff Specialist Medical Oncology at Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick. Read more...

Cancer Implementation Science CoP MDT Symposium 2017 MDT Symposium - MDTS: More Than Just A Meeting

The Cancer Implementation Science Community of Practice host 2017 MDT Symposium - 22 June 2017.
MDT Leads and MDT Members, quality improvement professionals, health policy officers and T2-T3 Researchers are invited to attend.
MDT Symposium; 22 June 2017, 1.30-5.30pm - Westmead Institute of Medical Research

External Grant Opportunities Upcoming External Grant Opportunities

Current grant and funding opportunities available including grant funding announcements from AMP Foundation, Ramaciotti Health, Cancer Institute NSW and more...
Applications for the following grants are due to close shortly!

ImpSci PhD Career Workshop - Life after a PhD_TCRN 010917 Save the Date! Life After a PhD – A Career Pathway Workshop ​

This workshop looks at career options available in research, industry and beyond for PhD candidates working in the cancer implementation space
Find out more on this event - 1 September 2017; UTS

Elena Shirley Meet the Operations and Projects Team - Data Manager Elena Shirley

Elena has been working as a Data Manager for the TCRN since September 2016.
Find out more about the TCRN Data Manager

Finding the Framework that Fits Cancer Implementation Science in Practice - Finding the Framework that Fits

#ImpSci Community of Practice research workshop for early-mid career researchers and anyone with an interest in implementation research design, and aims to help provide an understanding of the application of the frameworks.
Keynote presentations describing research protocol in-depth: the RE-AIM framework (for evaluating public health interventions assessing: reach, efficacy, adoption, implementation & maintenance) & the Healthy Living after Cancer Project by Prof Elizabeth Eakin from the University of Queensland.
Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney; 4 August 2017, 9.45-1.45pm

HiRes copy SPHERE 2017 International Symposium

The World Economic Forum held annually in Davos Switzerland is renowned the world over. It is a meeting of the world's key opinion leaders, decision makers, policy makers and leading world citizens with grass roots' messages to share.
Inaugural SPHERE 2017 International Symposium 22-23 November, 2017

books research study  iStock_93320821_LARGE Cancer Therapeutics & Other Pharmaceutical Medicine Courses @ UNSW Sydney; Semester 2, 2017

Courses running next semester now open for enrolment; you can enrol as a non-award student in the following courses...
Cancer Therapeutics, Cancer Trials, Regulatory Affairs & Pharmacovigilance - Enrolment deadline, Semester 2 2017: 30 July 2017

UNSW - LCRC-109 World Ovarian Cancer Day was 8th May

This year on World Ovarian Cancer, Cancer Australia reminds general practitioners ("GPs") about useful resources that provide advice on the assessment of symptoms and appropriate referral of women with suspected ovarian cancer and how to assess family history.
Ovarian Cancer Awareness - Resources for GPs

GSK GSK Award for Research Excellence - Nominations Now Open

The award targets high calibre mid-career clinicians and researchers undertaking human medical health research predominately in Australia.
Close of nominations 10 July 2017.

Cancer Australia Australian Government announces $5.8 million to Cancer Australia for childhood cancers in the 2017-2018 Budget

“Cancer Australia is pleased to lead a focus on research and clinical trial initiatives to advance the diagnosis, treatment, management and analysis of childhood cancer and improve outcomes for low survival childhood cancers” said Dr Helen Zorbas, CEO Cancer Australia.
Cancer Australia will also fast track international research collaborations of paediatric brain cancer in Australia including through support for new clinical trials led by the Australian and New Zealand Children’s Haematology Oncology Group (ANZCHOG), one of which includes innovative molecular diagnostic profiling for paediatric brain tumours.
Cancer is the leading cause of death from disease in children in Australia and survival rates for some cancers common among children have not improved in more than 25 years.
Investing in Medical Research - fighting childhood cancer

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