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April 2018

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bullet 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.
TCRN_symbol_print jpeg 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'.

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Screen Shot 2018-04-18 at 3.29.37 pm Save the Date - Obesity: A New Cancer Problem workshop

Mark your calendars for July 3rd, 2018 and please remember to register for the upcoming workshop exploring "Obesity: A New Cancer Problem"!

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Grant-Funding-Image Reminder: Open TCRN Grants

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.

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Screen Shot 2018-04-18 at 3.48.15 pm Randwick Precinct Cancer Roundtable

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.

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Mamta_headshot_2018 TCRN welcomes Mamta Porwal, TCRN Project Manager

Mamta Porwal has recently joined the TCRN as the Project Manager for the HSA Biobank and Surgical Oncology flagship. Mamta will be covering for Nicki Meagher while she is on maternity leave.

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professoremadel-omar_1 Funding boost for groundbreaking research into gut bacteria

The Microbiome Research Centre based at St George Hospital and directed by TCRN member Professor Emad El-Omar has recently received new funds of $1.5 million from the NSW Government.

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genetic_1 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.

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OTTA Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium/Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium/Ovarian Tumor Tissue Analysis meeting

The TCRN co-sponsored the recent Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium/Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium/Ovarian Tumor Tissue Analysis meeting which was held in Sydney April 10-12, 2018.

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journal banners Recent Interesting Articles

Please click the link below to learn more about an array of fascinating articles from across the TCRN.

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