Monthly Archives: November 2016

11 Nov

Job Opportunity – Victorian Cancer Agency Manager

The Department of Health and Human Services is currently recruiting to the role of Manager, Victorian Cancer Agency. The Manager for the Victorian Cancer Agency is responsible for leading and managing the delivery of research priorities under the Victorian cancer plan 2016-2020. Reporting to the Assistant Director, Cancer Strategy and Development, the Manager will work

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11 Nov

Monash to lead new Medicines Manufacturing Centre

Monash will lead the development of a world-class Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC), as part of the Victorian Government’s Future Industries initiative. The Victorian Premier, the Hon. Daniel Andrews, announced the State Government would invest $4 million in the Melbourne-based centre that will help generate export growth for Victoria’s expanding pharmaceuticals industry. The funding for

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09 Nov

Medical Research Future Fund announces Strategy and Priorities

The Australia Government released the Strategy and Priorities for the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) on November 9. The MRFF will provide grants of financial assistance to support health and medical research and innovation, with the objective of improving the health and wellbeing of Australians. CEO of Research Australia, Nadia Levin, said the MRFF Strategy’s vision

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05 Nov

Dr Maria Kaparakis-Liaskos receives Tall Poppy Science Award

Congratulations to Dr Maria Kaparakis-Liaskos, one of 10 leading young researchers to be recognised with a prestigious Young Tall Poppy Science Award. Dr Kaparakis-Liaskos is researching the body’s immune responses during helicobacter infection, a stomach bacteria that can lead to gastric cancer. Based at Hudson’s Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases, Dr Maria Kaparakis-Liaskos’

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04 Nov

We need better treatments for childhood cancer, with less side effects

The Australian government today announced A$20 million for research to find targeted treatments for childhood cancer. In announcing the grant, for the Zero Childhood Cancer Program led by the Children’s Cancer Institute and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Health Minister Sussan Ley said, “Cancer has just passed cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death in Australia

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03 Nov

Professor John Zalcberg OAM appointed as inaugural Tony Charlton Chair of Oncology

  The Alfred Hospital announced Prof John Zalcberg OAM as the inaugural Tony Charlton Chair of Oncology  on 3rd November. A joint appointment between Monash University and the Alfred, this leadership position will steer the Alfred’s oncology program into the future, cultivating innovative new treatments and transferring research findings into clinical practice. Prof Zalcberg currently

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03 Nov

Fasting may improve cancer treatment, but needs further exploration

The gold standard treatment for cancer in the last few decades has been a combination of surgery – to remove tumours – and chemotherapy and radiotherapy – to kill cancer cells. With the progress of personalised medicine, where identifying specific mutations in the tumour guides treatment selection, there has been increasing success in survival rates.

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01 Nov

Dr Sam Greenall named inaugural Ethan Davies Fellow

Dr Sam Greenall from Hudson Institute’s Centre for Cancer Research has been awarded the inaugural Ethan Davies Fellowship, to develop “dish-grown” tumour cultures that can be used to screen new drug treatments for a rare type of brain cancer. Dr Greenall was announced as the inaugural recipient of the Fellowship at an official launch hosted

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