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March 2016

  The TCRN is a translational cancer research centre program funded by the Cancer Institute NSW Cancer Institute NSW  
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This month we highlight National Lynch Syndrome Awareness Day and the work of the Cancer Challenge of the Year 2015 Project team who are working to improve the efficacy of the referral process for suspected Lynch syndrome patients.
Lynch syndrome is an inherited genetic mutation which gives people an increased chance of developing certain cancers across their lifetime, often at a younger age than the general population (i.e. before 50 years of age).

This month's Nexus includes the work of Dr Janet Long's Social Network Study and recent publication in Implementation Science . This TCRN-funded project has shown how the TCRN has been able to foster collaboration on implementation initiatives that result in practice change.

We highlight the valuable input of TCRN Consumer Mary Potter who has been involved with the Consumer Advisory Committee since its inception in 2012.

The TCRN along with the Cancer Implementation Science Community of Practice will host a workshop; 'Economic Evaluations in Implementation Science' with Prof. Marion Haas, Professor of Health Economics at UTS Centre for Health Economics Research & Evaluation ("CHERE") and Richard De Abreu Lourenco, Research Fellow at CHERE.
Social Network Study CI; TCRN Member Dr Janet Long Social Network Study Tracking Growth of the TCRN

Enablers to organisational change and collaboration was key to a study which examined the structure of a translational research network over a three year period and explored the role of key players, their actions and the opportunities and constraints they face in maximising collaborative effort and planned outcomes.
The Role of a Social Professional Network in driving Collaboration...

Economics in Implementation Science How do you build a meaningful Economics Evaluation into your Implementation Programs for your next Grant Application?

The Cancer Implementation Science Community of Practice and the Translational Cancer Research Network will host a workshop 'Economics in Implementation Science' with Professor Marion Haas and Richard De Abreu Lourenco.
This practical workshop for TCRN members will address the importance of economic evaluation in the context of implementation science & will be led by core members of the UTS Centre for Health Economics Research & Evaluation ("CHERE").

When: 8:30am to 12:30pm, 18 April 2016
Where: Level 4, Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Randwick
For more information and to register for this half-day Health Economics Workshop

TCRN CAC Member Mary Potter CAC Member Profile: Mary Potter

Mary Potter has been a valued member of the TCRN Consumer Advisory Committee since 2012, and has been involved with general health advocacy and consumer activities for over 15 years...
Lear more about Mary Potter's contribution to cancer research and collaborations with TCRN researchers

TCRN Member Publications Recent Publications from TCRN Members

Keep up to date with this month's featured research publications by TCRN members...
Published articles by TCRN Members this month

Sydney Cancer Conference 2016 Sydney Cancer Conference; 22 & 23 September 2016

The theme for this year’s conference is 'Bridging research and practice', which reflects the various elements of cancer research along the translational research continuum.
Abstract authors are requested to submit their abstract under one of the following cancer research themes:
- Basic biomedical
- Clinical
- Basic biomedical/clinical
- Public health
- Psychosocial
- Implementation Science
Abstract submission & Registration Now Open - abstracts close; 1 May 2016

bullet 2016 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes; Entries Now Open
The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes reward excellence in the fields of research & innovation, leadership, science communication and school science.
New prize this year – the Johnson & Johnson Eureka Prize for Innovation in Medical Research ($10,000) to an individual or team for innovation in medical research that is changing and improving people’s lives.
2016 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes; entries close 6 May
bullet NSW Stem Cell Network Workshop ‘Stem Cells and Cancer'
The workshop aims to bring together researchers and clinicians to share the latest findings on stem cells and cancer. The focus is to explore stem cell applications in malignant diseases, with special emphasis on haematopoietic and reproductive cancers. The workshop will also give an overview of key biological aspects of cancer and stem cells, and it will discuss the latest therapies and advances in the field.
When: 6 April 2016; 9.00am - 4.00pm
Where: Darlington Centre, Sydney
For more information and to register...
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