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July 2014

  The TCRN is a translational cancer research centre program funded by the Cancer Institute NSW Cancer Institute NSW  
bullet Welcome to the TCRN July 2014 Newsletter
Welcome to the TCRN newsletter for July 2014 with updates on activities and information on translational cancer research as well as key articles highlighting the work of TCRN members. This month marks the TCRN's third year as a translational cancer research centre.
Fireworks crop TCRN Celebrates 3rd Birthday!

The TCRN celebrates its third year as a translational cancer research centre this month as well as a very successful assessment by the Cancer Institute NSW and its external review panel for our 2013 performance. The TCRN achieved excellent scores in many of the assessment criteria and we are well on our way to achieving our overall goal, to develop a sustainable translational cancer research engine and to apply it to identified areas of need, in a stepwise and focussed manner.

The TCRN will celebrate its third birthday at UTS on Friday 4 July with a chocolate mud cake at the TCRN @ UTS Roadshow. This half-day event will showcase cancer research projects from the TCRN members based at UTS, as well as TCRN-supported students.

There are still a few seats available for this event, register via Eventbrite.
TCRN @ UTS Roadshow event

Sian Smith Cancer Challenge of the Year 2014 Announcement

The TCRN is pleased to announce the Cancer Challenge of the Year for 2014 has been awarded to Dr Sian Smith of the Psychosocial Research Group, Prince of Wales Clinical School, UNSW Australia for her project: "Development and pilot-testing of a Talking Book to facilitate communication between patients with low health literacy and radiation therapists". read more

Nicki Meagher; HSA Biobank Project Manager HSA Biobank Series: Grant success for the HSA Biobank!

Three projects involving the HSA Biobank have recently been granted funding by the Cancer Institute NSW enhancing the research potential of biobanking...

Read more about these projects here

iStock_000023125988Large Bioinformatics Workshop

Workshop for biomedical scientists who are interested in emerging resources of genomics data, with particular emphasis on cancer research.

Introductory Human Genome Bioinformatics workshop & how to register

Announcement.PNG Congratulations to the recipients of the TCRN Conference & Professional Development Grants

Four researchers and three clinicians have been awarded both national and international grants for Round two, 2014... read more

Roslyn Savage crop Roslyn Savage reviews International Congress on Whole Person Care

Palliative Care Physiotherapist and TCRN member Roslyn Savage attended the First International Congress on Whole Person Care in Montreal, thanks to a TCRN Conference and Professional Development grant.
Read more about this conference and the role of qualitative research in understanding the patient experience

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