About Us

About Us

Sydney Catalyst: the Translational Cancer Research Centre of Central Sydney and Regional NSW  is a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional endeavour established with core funding from the Cancer Institute NSW and based at the University of Sydney. 

The consortium brings together teams of clinicians and researchers from more than 20 member organisations across NSW with the purpose of facilitating the rapid translation of scientific discoveries into clinical policy and practice to improve patient outcomes. 

Sydney Catalyst aims to improve health outcomes for people affected by cancer through a translational research program supporting;

1. The more effective discovery and rapid translation of research discovered into clinical applications

2. The optimising of cancer care through the translation of clinical quandaries into basic scientific and health research

3. The greater use of effective evidence-based cancer care in practice.

The proposed Sydney Catalyst research program will encompass;

1. Faster uptake of basic science discovery into clinical research (bench to bedside)

2. Basic science research driven by priority clinical questions (bedside to bench)

3. Building more effective models of providing effective cancer care and closing the gap between the evidence and practice (evidence to practice).

Sydney Catalyst brings together outstanding teams of researchers and clinicians from leading NSW institutions with the ability to undertake translational research across the full continuum from  basic biosciences, molecular biomarker discovery, descriptive research, clinical trials, psychosocial research and implementation research of best evidence-based care into practice.