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October 2014

  The TCRN is a translational cancer research centre program funded by the Cancer Institute NSW Cancer Institute NSW  
bullet Welcome to the TCRN October 2014 Newsletter
With daylight savings upon us, we welcome in October with the announcement of the TCRN Conference and Professional Development grants, as well as new staff member Dr Betty Kan to TCRN team. This month we also report on the TCRN's PhD Scholarship Top-up recipients in 2014; Maria Arriaga and Ameline Lim.
Watch out for Cancer Challenge of the Year updates coming soon!
Announcement.PNG TCRN Conference & Professional Development Grants Now Open

Conference & Professional Development Grants are on offer to expand and enhance the knowledge and skills of our members in the area of translational cancer-related research or cancer care service delivery, at both national and international levels.
Applications close 4.00pm, 18 November 2014 …

iStock_000044705430Large Final Cancer Challenge of the Year funding round commencing soon

TCRN wishes to advise its members that 2015 will be the last round of funding for the Cancer Challenge of the Year.

TCRN Members should also be aware that the timetable is being brought forward with the application process to commence in November 2014.
The final project(s) will be expected to commence by March 2015 and completed by March 2016.

The revised application guidelines and amended submission dates will be sent out to members in an email in mid-October 2014.

Betty K.JPG The TCRN Welcomes Dr Betty Kan and Louise Nguyen

The TCRN has recently employed Dr Betty Kan in a new role as the TCRN Biobank Pathologist. Betty will work to ensure quality and best practice in tissue collection and associated diagnostic data. Her focus will be ensuring that the HSA Biobank has quality specimens with relevant pathology data that are available for research. more...

stock-photo-11875819-data-network TCRN Awarded ANDS Funding for Major Open Data Collections Project

The TCRN has recently been awarded $80K of funding from the Australian National Data Service for a Major Open Data Collections Project to make a colorectal cancer cohort publicly available via a web-based query tool. Find out more...

DSC00636 copy PhD Scholarship Top-up student profile: Maria Arriaga

TCRN top-up scholarship recipient Maria Arriaga is studying the population-level relevance of lifestyle-related risk factors for rare cancers
Read more on Maria's research into population-level relevance of lifestyle-related risk factors for four rarer cancers

Xin Ying (Ameline) Lim copy PhD Scholarship Top-up student profile: Ameline Lim

TCRN top-up scholarship recipient Xin Ying Lim is utilising big data analysis to study the metabolism of Glioblastoma stem cells and normal human astrocytes at UNSW.
Read more on Ameline's project

iStock_000021672316Large Consumer Engagement with the CAC

TCRN members will have received an email from the TCRN regarding some exciting events for the TCRN membership on consumer engagement which will take place over the next six months.

Information session on consumer engagement; “I know why, but how?”
The TCRN will hold an information session to highlight best practice in engaging with consumers and to answer any questions about how to involve consumers in your cancer research and cancer care.
The session will include examples of successful consumer-researcher partnership cases from TCRN members and consumers.

Researcher and Consumer Workshop
The TCRN will hold two half-day workshops for TCRN researchers who are interested in engaging with consumers in preparation for developing grant proposals.
Researchers will be allocated a 15 minute slot in which to discuss their proposed project with the CAC in preparation for 2015 grant applications.

Please refer to TCRN members' email for more information on upcoming events

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