CONCERT Director, Scientia Professor Michael Barton OAM and CONCERT members, Dr Vikneswary Batumalai, Dr Tony Pang and Ms Natalie Stunnell have all received awards at this year’s UNSW SWS Precinct Research Awards.
CONCERT Biobank has released its 2019/2020 Annual report.
Seven strategies aimed at improving cancer research participation by people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds have been developed at a co-design workshop attended by 45 participants, earlier this year.
IIngham Institute invites applications to the following lung cancer research to improve Lung Cancer patient outcomes in one or more of the following areas:
In the seven years following its establishment, CONCERT’s Biobank supported a total of nine research projects with specimens. In little over one year (from July 2019 to August 2020), the biobank has matched that number thanks to the hard work of the dedicated biobank team and manager, Dr. Joseph Po.
We don’t often hear about lung cancer in the media despite the fact that it kills more people in Australia each year than any other cancer. Logic would dictate that due to its high mortality rate, funding into research would be paramount. Sadly, lung cancer receives a fraction of research funding compared to other cancers such as breast and prostate cancer.
CONCERT is excited to announce this year’s Early Career Researcher (ECR) Grant recipients: Dr Kara Vine-Perrow from the Targeted Cancer Research Laboratory at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI), University of Wollongong and Dr Gabriel Gabriel from University of New South Wales (UNSW).
Will we still need radiotherapy in 20 years? This was the question posed at CONCERT’s second roundtable held on Wednesday 17th June and the answer provided by Scientia professor, Michael Barton was a resounding “Yes”.
Students are invited to apply for a Doctor of Philosophy scholarship in Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology in the project ‘Understanding the mutational landscape of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma”.
Work is currently underway to give cancer researchers access to CONCERT’S specimen database providing them with a catalogue of specimens they can choose from.