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August 2016

  The TCRN is a translational cancer research centre program funded by the Cancer Institute NSW Cancer Institute NSW  
bullet Welcome to the TCRN's August Nexus
This month we profile TCRN Deputy Director Professor Mark Harris who will lead one of the flagships for the TCRN 2016-2021 program; 'Continuum of Care' which will work with GP engagement, referral pathways and survivorship.

The TCRN would like to extend a warm congratulations to Dr Natalie Taylor and her team Dr Deborah Debono and Dr Janet Long on their recent award for "Excellence in Translational Cancer Research" at the 2016 NSW Premier's Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research.

We feature our regular article highlighting the great work of our members through recent publications.

We would like to welcome our newest Consumer to the TCRN Panel; Susan Taylor.

Associate Professor Bettina Meiser chats to us about her presentation at the 'European Meeting on Psychosocial Aspects of Genetics' and work being carried out by the Psychosocial Research Group at the Prince of Wales Clinical School.

TCRN Member Dr Phoebe Phillips is in the news this week for her recent publication in the Biomacromolecules journal, which provides new hope for pancreatic cancer patients through nanomedicine technology.
“This work has the potential to develop new therapies to target this drug-resistant cancer and improve the effectiveness of current chemotherapies, which may increase survival and quality of life for pancreatic cancer patients.”

Finally there are a number of upcoming cancer research conferences, which may be of interest to our members.
Dr Natalie Taylor and Team Win Congratulations to Natalie Taylor and team on Winning Excellence in Translational Cancer Research

TCRN member and Cancer Challenge of the Year awardee for her project on behaviour change Dr Natalie Taylor was awarded for Excellence in Translational Cancer Research at the 2016 NSW Premier's Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research...
Excellence in Translational Cancer Research Award

Mark Harris TCRN Deputy Director Mark Harris

This month we feature TCRN Deputy Director; Professor Mark Harris who will lead one of the TCRN Flagship programs (2016-2021)
Read more about Prof Mark Harris and his role at the TCRN

TCRN PhD Scholarship Top-Up grant recipient Sean Ma UNSW Interesting Articles from TCRN Members - August

Check out this month's featured publications by TCRN members including PhD Scholarship recipient Sean Ma and TCRN staff at Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Centre for Big Data Research in Health and School of Women's and Children's Health.
TCRN Members' Recently Published

CAC Member Profile Susan Taylor CAC Member Profile: Susan Taylor

The TCRN's newest consumer member Susan Taylor will be providing her valuable input on projects across all cancer types...
Consumer Engagement for Researchers & Susan Taylor's Involvement

TCRN Member A/Prof Bettina Meiser Conference Grant Recipient Profile: Associate Professor Bettina Meiser

Bettina Meiser is Head of the Psychosocial Research Group, Prince of Wales Clinical School, and holds an NHMRC Senior Fellowship. Her research program assesses the psychosocial impact of genetic counselling and testing for Hereditary cancer and psychological adjustment of individuals at risk for Hereditary cancer...
A/Prof Bettina Meiser, Head of the Psychosocial Research Group at Prince of Wales Clinical School UNSW

Dr Phoebe Phillips TCRN Members in the News

The UNSW-led research, published in the Biomacromolecules journal, provides new hope for pancreatic cancer patients, most of whom succumb to the disease within three to six months of diagnosis.
Australian cancer researchers have developed a highly promising nanomedicine that could improve treatment for pancreatic cancer – the most deadly cancer in Australia.
Read more about the cancer nanomedicine research being carried out by lead researcher and TCRN Member Dr Phoebe Phillips

Professor Jane Turner Positioning Psychosocial Care In Oncology

A joint initiative of HARC (Hospital Alliance for Research Collaboration) forum features leading psycho-oncology practitioner and researcher Professor Jane Turner from the University of Queensland
15 September; 5:15-7.30pm - Room 9BC, Australian Technology Park (FREE; Registration is Essential) RSVP

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