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November 2017

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bullet 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.
Grant-Funding-Image 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.

Apply NOW!

hero_79e33e67-f364-4c71-9a35-f59921d5c49d Randwick Precinct Cancer Roundtable - 12:30pm Tuesday 28 November 2017

The latest Roundtable to be held in the EBB Functions Room, entitled: Initiating Early Phase Clinical Cancer Trials will be presented by Dr Mark Polizzotto and facilitated by Professor John Pimanda.

Interested in attending?

Screen Shot 2017-11-16 at 11.26.55 am Introducing: Health Economics Advice for Research Translation (HEAT)

The TCRN and the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE), UTS have partnered to provide health economics advice and support for TCRN members.

Health Economics Advice for Research Translation (HEAT) is a service exclusively for TCRN members.

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TCRN_symbol_print jpeg Research Grant Administration Support

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.

How to apply

IMGP2428.JPG The HSA Biobank - Overview and New Developments

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.

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books research study  iStock_93320821_LARGE The HSA Biobank – Spotlight on research

The HSA Biobank has supported 15 research projects since 2012 and this continues to grow. In this article, we put a spotlight on the research achievements.

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HSA Biobank crop3_1 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 (, Tel 02 9382 8853).

Expressions of interest will close on Friday 15 December 2017.

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Screen Shot 2017-11-24 at 10.37.17 am Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Read about Warwick's story and how improvements in pancreatic cancer treatment are making a real difference.

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Screen Shot 2017-11-21 at 3.47.48 pm 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.

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RebeccaPoulos Rising Star PhD Candidate Award

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.

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Screen Shot 2017-11-17 at 9.22.26 am Indigenous people and cancer: 2-day Public Health Summer School Symposium

The University of Otago, Wellington is hosting the 'Indigenous people and cancer' Symposium on February 19-20, 2018. Early bird registration closes 20 December 2017.

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reading Recent interesting articles from TCRN members

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.

Click here to read the articles

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