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March 2017

  The TCRN is a translational cancer research centre program funded by the Cancer Institute NSW Cancer Institute NSW  
bullet Welcome to the March Nexus newsletter
This month the TCRN held the inaugural Strategic Advisory Group meeting which saw each of our flagships present their plans to the group. This meeting will be held every 6 months.

Congratulations to TCRN Members on their grant success in Tour de Cure 2017 Cancer Research Grants and Cancer Council NSW.

We would like to remind TCRN Members that Expressions of Interest will soon be open for the Cancer Institute NSW Translational Program Grants open 6 April 2017. These grants are open to members of Translational Cancer Research Centres.

Congratulations to the first recipient of the TCRN Clinical PhD Scholarship Top-up award; Lachlin Vaughan, UNSW Prince of Wales Clinical School.

TCRN Conference Grant Recipient Benedict Ng talks about the opportunity to present his work which focuses on benign colorectal tumours at the Lorne Cancer Symposium 2017.

We profile TCRN Consumer Advisory Panel member Ruth Lilian OAM, who is interested in working with community and educating people to understand the translation of research into practice.

Upcoming event: Your Health Your Hospital Innovations in Research and Treatment for Prostate Cancer; 20 April 2017, details below.

Featured are our monthly TCRN Members recently published.
Lachlin Vaughan Congratulations Lachlin Vaughan!

The TCRN is excited to announce the first recipient of the TCRN Clinical PhD Scholarship Top-up Award through the TCRN 2025 Workforce Capacity Building Flagship
First TCRN Clinical PhD Scholarship Top-up Awardee announced

TCRN Members Publications Recent Interesting Articles from TCRN members

Check out this month's highlights from our members' publications including researchers from the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UTS, UNSW School of Medical Sciences and the Prince of Wales Hospital.
Find out more about published TCRN Members

Tour de Cure Grants 2017 Tour de Cure 2017 Grant Success for TCRN Members

Congratulations to TCRN Members A/Prof Phoebe Phillips, Dr George Sharbeen and Dr Jeremy Henson on their Tour de Cure 2017 Cancer Research Grant success
Read more about these funded projects

TCRn Consumer Engagement Workshop February 2017 Another Successful Consumer Engagement Workshop for TCRN Members

There is an increasing call, both nationally and internationally, to involve the public in identifying health research priorities particularly where funds for research are derived from public money/the community.
These workshops provide an opportunity for researchers to share their research with consumers and to freely engage in Q&A.
Harnessing consumer experience and needs is invaluable for informing science-driven research, and increasing the likelihood of success in attracting research funding.
Researchers from across the TCRN membership presented at the recent Consumer Engagement Workshop

CINSW Translational Program Grants 2018 Translational Program Grants 2018

The upcoming timetable for Translational Program Grants 2018, with the application process run via the Cancer Institute NSW Grants Management System
Expression of Interest; Close 1 June 2017

TCRN Member Benedict Ng UNSW TCRN Conference Grant Recipient Benedict Ng

TCRN Member Benedict Ng is a third year PhD student in the Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics group at UNSW. He recently had the opportunity to present his work which focuses on benign colorectal tumours at the Lorne Cancer Symposium 2017.
Read more; Benedict's PhD which focuses on benign colorectal tumours, in an effort to detect and prevent early invasive changes

Women & Leadership Australia Grant Alert | Women's Leadership Development

Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s health sector.

The initiative is providing women in the health sector across Australia with grants to enable participation in a range of leadership development courses. The leadership development programs are part-time and delivered nationally via WLA’s blended learning model. Scholarship funding is strictly limited and will be awarded based on a set of selection criteria being met.
Expressions of Interest close 30 March 2017

TCRN Member Kat Gaus Congratulations to Kat Gaus

TCRN member Kat Gaus was recently awarded a Cancer Council NSW grant
Her projects will explore how to empower T cells in their fight against lymphoma. T cells are a type of immune cell that can recognise and kill tumour cells – but when tumours are too big, these T cells become inactive. With special technology, the research team at UNSW Sydney, led by Professor Kat Gaus, will aim to rescue T cells, so they can keep fighting cancer cells.
Read more at Cancer Council NSW

TCRN CAP Member Ruth Lilian OAM CAP Member Profile: Ruth Lilian OAM

Through the work of TCRN and CAP, Ruth is interested in working with community and educating people to understand the translation of research into practice.
Learn more about Ruth's contribution to the TCRN Consumer Advisory Panel and Members' research

YHYH POWH - 20 April 2017 Your Health Your Hospital

Featuring specialist clinicians from Prince of Wales Hospital including Prof Boon H Chua, Director of Cancer and Haematology Services. Seats are limited, book today Thursday 20 April 2017; 5.30-7.30pm

Australian Museum Eureka Prizes 2017 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes | Entries now open

Entries and nominations are now open for the 2017 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes – Australia’s premier national science awards.
Entries close: 5 May 2017

UNSW - LCRC-75 Meet the Operations and Projects Team - Project Officer Carmel Quinn

Carmel is the Officer for biobanking and a number of flagship projects and has extensive experience working in university research..
TCRN Project Officer Carmel Quinn

Implementation Science Implementation Science; Realising the Role of Basic Science in TCRCs

Join Translational Cancer Leaders, Researchers and Industry Experts
The workshop will study the challenges and successes of ensuring T1 research fits with the bigger picture, particularly:
How has T1-T3 worked together to date and what is the future?
Making a real difference, e.g. co-design, partnerships; basic scientists on MDTs
Examples of how T1 and T3 has worked together, or haven’t they
Register Now Workshop & Networking & Drinks; 17 May 2017, 3.00-6.00pm Kolling Institute

FRAM Workshops Problem Solving Training Course: The Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM)

Course Convener Jeanette Hounsgaard works in Denmark and delivers FRAM training to health service professionals across Scandinavia and internationally
AIHI Workshops, Macquarie University; April 2017

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