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February 2015

  The TCRN is a translational cancer research centre program funded by the Cancer Institute NSW Cancer Institute NSW  
bullet Welcome to the TCRN February Nexus Marking World Cancer Day
The first Nexus of 2015 marks World Cancer Day, where we raise awareness of this important day by highlighting the ongoing work of our members.
The February Nexus also looks at the work being done on the research query tool i2b2, we highlight the work being done by Dr Antoinette Anazodo, as well as featuring recent articles published by TCRN members.
A reminder to members to complete the annual reporting survey, if you have not already done so (it takes less than a minute)
WORLD CANCER DAY 2015 World Cancer Day: 4 February 2015 - 'Not Beyond Us'

This year the TCRN marks World Cancer Day by highlighting the work of our members under the themes of Healthy Life Choices, Early Detection, Treatment For All and Quality of Life. Taking place under the tagline ‘Not beyond us’, World Cancer Day 2015 will take a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that solutions do exist across the continuum of cancer, and that they are within our reach.
Check out the specially designed TCRN webpage

CINSW_download short.jpeg Annual Membership Reporting

Yes, it is indeed that time of year again when the TCRN reports on all our members' activities. This is an essential part of our reporting to the Cancer Institute NSW and forms part of TCRN members' obligations.
This year a short survey has been sent to those who have been involved in TCRN activities and/or received TCRN funding throughout the year.
The survey is straightforward and will not take more than two minutes to complete. The aim is to grab a snapshot of members' research outputs and collaborations across the network.
If you have any questions about the reporting survey, please do not hesitate to get in touch with TCRN Operations & Projects team by email;
Email any queries to the TCRN

Data linkage Research Query Tool Unlocks MCO Study Database

A web-based research query tool is set to make the contents of one of the UNSW’s most valuable datasets available to the international research community, giving researchers access to the Molecular Cellular Oncology (MCO) study database, a collection of data from over 1500 patients with colorectal cancer. MCO study database.
Learn more about the web-based research query tool TranSMART

Antoinette Anazodo TCRN Members in the News - Antoinette Anazodo

Clinicians at the Prince of Wales Hospital have achieved a world first in cryopreservation and fertility research with the creation of an online register that tracks cancer patient fertility data.
Read about the FUTuRe fertility research project led by Dr Antoinette Anazodo

Family Matters Team Communication Tool Creates Better Health Outcomes for BRCA Families

Recently completed Cancer Challenge of the Year project; Family Matters is estimated to have prevented seven cases of ovarian cancer and 14 cases of breast cancer, thanks to the implementation of an information sharing tool...
Read more about the Family Matters project and the information sharing tool used in hereditary diseases

iStock_000021963294Large Recent Interesting Articles From TCRN Members

This month we highlight some of the recent publications attributed to TCRN members.
Stay up to date with the research conducted by TCRN members

Megan Smith UNSW copy TCRN Conference Grant Recipient Megan Smith

Researcher Megan Smith, attended the 2014 International Papillomavirus Society Conference & Clinical Workshop on a TCRN Conference and Professional Development Grant.
Learn about how cervical screening is undergoing major transformation around the world

iStock_000019839795Large TCRN Consumer Advisory Committee Now Recruiting

The TCRN is recruiting a CAC Chairperson to lead this worthy committee. The CAC provides the TCRN and its cancer researchers and clinicians with advice, guidance and recommendations from a consumer perspective...
For more information about becoming the Chair of the TCRN's CAC

bullet Do you have an interesting story you would like to share?
If you have a news item you wish to share with TCRN members, send it to us and we can include it in the TCRN Nexus newsletter.
Missed the last TCRN Nexus Newsletter?
You can view it here.