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Research team of the month

Back row L to R: Madeline Carr, Natalia Roberts & Senior Professor Peter Metcalfe Front Row L to R: Dr Sarah Alnaghy, Jarryd Buckley, Dr Lauren Bell, Trent Causer, Dr Bradley Oborn, Bailey Thompson, Philip Martin & A/Prof Lois Holloway
The Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP) at the University of Wollongong, headed by Distinguished Professor Anatoly Rozenfeld, are doing really big things: some at an extremely minute scale.
The Targeted Cancer Therapeutics Team at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI) aren’t a big team. But the cancers they’re tackling, are. Cancers such as pancreatic cancer and triple negative breast cancer are just two of the cancers currently being investigated via the development and testing of innovative technologies which, they hope, will improve patient survival rates.
There’s a lot of work being conducted at the Medical Physics Unit. Despite this work spanning across seven different research areas, each with its own focus and specialty, the goal is essentially the same: to use clinical research to help improve radiation oncology treatment and consequently improve patient outcomes.