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February 2019

  The TCRN is a translational cancer research centre program funded by the Cancer Institute NSW Cancer Institute NSW  
bullet Welcome to the Nexus for February 2019
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is held each year in February to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and to recognise women.

In this month's Nexus eNewsletter, we recognise some of our Ovarian Cancer research members, encourage General Practitioners to register for the Shared Care for Colorectal Cancer Workshop on March 12, provide an update on the Translational Program Grants and share interesting articles from our members.

The 'TCRN Operation and Project Team Employee Spotlight' Series is also introduced in this month's Nexus eNewsletter to gain some insight into the TCRN OPT's work and interests.
43fa773a77c79f20457fc2ee671820f4 Detecting the Undetectable: A New Biomarker for Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the 8th most common cancer affecting Australian women, with a relative five-year survival rate of 45 per cent. In 2016, 938 Australian women died of the disease. Learn more about TCRN supported PhD student Nicole Yuwono and her work.

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Untitled3 The Importance of Biobanks for Ovarian Cancer – Translational Cancer Research Study

The study ‘HSA Biobank – from the lab to clinical trial’ is led by Associate Professor Caroline Ford. Together with her team, they are working to improve outcomes for women with ovarian cancer.

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Fenglian-Xu TCRN Operation and Project Team Employee Spotlight Series - Fenglian Xu

Introducing the ‘TCRN Operation and Project Team Employee Spotlight’ Series. This month, we are launching the TCRN Operation and Project Team Employee Spotlight Series. Get to know a little more about our talented team!

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DrMELVIN_Profile_5U5J3352 Shared Care for Colorectal Cancer: Workshop for General Practitioner

This activity focuses on shared care for patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) in primary care and will be held on March 12 at St George Hospital.

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Unfinished Business 2 Getting in CONTACT with Genetic Counselling Services

Access to cancer genetic services remains a challenge for many Australians – but a new research project will put patients in touch with world-leading genetics expertise with little more than the push of a button. Learn more about the TCRN funded CONTACT study.

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untitled 2019 Tissue Biobanking Workshop

The 2019 RCPAQAP Molecular Genetics Workshop will focus on tissue biobanking and the critical role biobanks have as a biorepository for the storage and access of key clinical material, not only for research but also for clinical diagnostics. TCRN members, Dr Carmel Quinn, Dr Anusha Hettiaratchi and Mamta Porwal, will be presenting at the workshop.

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iStock-176100023 The Cancer CAG Announces Seed Grants for Four Interdisciplinary Projects

The Cancer CAG has committed almost $200,000 in new seed grants for four projects led by early- and mid-career researchers to be undertaken in 2019. Congratulations to the four successful teams, three of which are led by TCRN members.

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Untitled45 Reminder: Translational Program Grants

TCRN members intending to submit a Cancer Institute NSW Translational Program Grant (TPG) will require a letter of support from the TCRN.

Please provide a brief synopsis of your project and list of Chief Investigators to by 1 March.

extra Drug Development Conference 2019

The New South Wales Early Phase Clinical Trials Alliance (NECTA) presents the latest in cutting edge academic and pharmaceutical input into early phase drug development in Australasia and will be held on March 28 - March 29 at Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

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books research study  iStock_93320821_LARGE 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.

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