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May 2014

  The TCRN is a translational cancer research centre program funded by the Cancer Institute NSW Cancer Institute NSW  
bullet Welcome to the TCRN May 2014 Newsletter
Welcome to the TCRN newsletter for May 2014 with updates on activities and information on translational cancer research as well as key articles highlighting the work of TCRN members.
Caroline Ford lab Ovarian Cancer Project Seeks Answer to Metastasis Riddle

Today marks World Ovarian Cancer Day and provides an opportunity to raise the profile of this disease: this UNSW research team with an interest in ovarian cancer is using tissue samples from the HSA Biobank to investigate the mechanisms of cancer metastasis...

Read more about the work of Dr Caroline Ford's research team into cancer metastasis as today marks World Ovarian Cancer Day

Lucy Wyld 4 TCRN study reveals support from medical doctors on the implementation of new initiatives within the healthcare system

A TCRN-led study has shown that medical doctors support the implementation of new initiatives within the healthcare system, such as institutional biobanking, with the knowledge that these changes will facilitate and advance basic and translational research...

The findings of this study; - "Introducing research initiatives into healthcare: what do doctors think?" were published in the April issue of Biobanking and Biopreservation.

Read full story here...

Paula Mundy 3 In Memory of TCRN CAC member; Paula Mundy

We are deeply saddened to share the news with TCRN members that Ms. Paula Mundy, a member of the TCRN Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) passed away recently from cancer.

Paula had a hereditary BRCA gene variation and as a consequence of this, Paula was particularly interested in the role of environmental factors in promoting or preventing the development of hereditary cancers. She was also a strong advocate within the CAC for better communication between health professionals and patients.

Paula joined the CAC in September 2013 and became a regular contributor at TCRN CAC meetings and events, most recently at the TCRN Consumer Review of Research workshop in February 2014. Her contributions were always detailed, constructive and thoughtful.

The TCRN and the CAC are discussing options for a suitable way to commemorate Paula and the contribution she made; her presence will be sadly missed.

Margaret Crowley picture Attitudes to Cancer Follow-up Care in General Practice

This TCRN project aims to investigate attitudes and beliefs of patients, GPs and hospital staff regarding follow up care of patients and examine the feasibility of follow up care and consultations being performed by GP’s, rather than hospital based clinics.

Read more about this Primary Care project

Slide file HSA Biobank series: New consent procedure signals positive change for HSA Biobank processes

A new consenting process is set to dramatically improve the numbers of patients who are given the opportunity to contribute tissue samples to the HSA Biobank...

Embedding biobanking consent into normal patient care processes

Announcement.PNG Nominate now for 2014 Premier's Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research

The Cancer Institute NSW has opened nominations for the 2014 Cancer Institute NSW’s Premier’s Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research.

Nine awards are open for nomination with both individual and team awards offered for outstanding cancer research.
The closing date for nominations is Friday 6 June 2014 at 5.00pm.
Nominate Now

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