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  • NHMRC grant success for Sydney Catalyst members
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    NHMRC grant success for Sydney Catalyst members
    The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has awarded eighteen Sydney Catalyst members over $12 million in funding to support their cancer research projects. Included in ...
  • Sydney Catalyst December 2018 Newsletter
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    Sydney Catalyst December 2018 Newsletter
    Season's Greetings from Sydney Catalyst What a year it has been! It feels like it was only January yesterday and yet here we are in December! Does anyone else find each year is quicker than the l...
  • Sydney Catalyst member makes history
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    Sydney Catalyst member makes history
    Congratulations to Sydney Catalyst member, Professor Georgina Long, who made history last month by being appointed the first woman and first Australian to lead the Society for Melanoma Researc...
  • Sydney Catalyst November 2018 Newsletter
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    Sydney Catalyst November 2018 Newsletter
    The end of the year is fast approaching so join us for the last Sydney Catalyst event for 2018. Applications closing soon for our inaugural mentoring program and planning is well under w...
  • Have you been tuning in?
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    Have you been tuning in?
    Earlier this year, Sydney Catalyst launched a new podcast series, "Cataysis", discussing important issues in the cancer space, from the controversial to the common sense.   With seven episo...
  • Sydney Catalyst October 2018 Newsletter
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    Sydney Catalyst October 2018 Newsletter
    It's finally that time of the year where the days get longer and Christmas decorations start to appear in the shops (omg!). Most importantly it's the time to apply for the latest round of PhD ...
  • New Mentoring Program - Applications Now Open
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    New Mentoring Program - Applications Now Open
    Sydney Catalyst are excited to announce the launch of a new initative, bringing mentors and mentees together in the Cancer Research world.  Applications are now closed and successful candida...
  • Sydney Catalyst September 2018 Newsletter
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    Sydney Catalyst September 2018 Newsletter
    Spring has sprung! And we are super excited to welcome the warmer weather with our inaugural  Early Career Researcher Debate. Who will be joining us? Last chance to register! Read the...
  • Spotlight on Community
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    Spotlight on Community
    During our first Education Dinner held in August, we were privileged to meet a dedicated member of the community who runs a prostate cancer support group. John Fullagar generously dedicates hi...
  • Nominations for 2018 NSW Premier's Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research
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    Nominations for 2018 NSW Premier's Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research
    The NSW Premier's Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research, hosted by the Cancer Institute NSW, honours the achievements of the individuals and teams that work across the cancer research sector ...
  • Sydney Catalyst August 2018 Newsletter
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    Sydney Catalyst August 2018 Newsletter
    Planning is well underway for our exciting calendar of events leading up to Christmas. Places always fill fast so make sure you register and lock in the dates in your diaries! Registrations are...
  • Sydney Catalyst July 2018 Newsletter
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    Sydney Catalyst July 2018 Newsletter
    Brrrr winter has definitely arrived! Grab a hot drink and enjoy the latest news and events from us! There are plenty of dates to fill up your diaries this month. Check out the events&n...
  • Sydney Catalyst June 2018 Newsletter
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    Sydney Catalyst June 2018 Newsletter
    In this edition we offer a heartfelt welcome to Merilyn Heuschkel who started at Sydney Catalyst last week. Catch up on the latest podcast showcasing our recent Postgraduate and Early Career R...
  • Call for Expressions of Interest to join T1T2 Working Group
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    Call for Expressions of Interest to join T1T2 Working Group
    Sydney Catalyst is seeking to engage with members interested in joining the T1T2 Working Group "Bench to Bedside" program. The objective of the T1T2 Working Group is to generate new ideas, buil...
  • Sydney Catalyst Postgraduate and Early Career Research Symposium a Huge Success
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    Sydney Catalyst Postgraduate and Early Career Research Symposium a Huge Success
    POSTGRADUATE AND EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER SYMPOSIUM   The first big event in the Sydney Catalyst calendar for 2018, the Postgraduate and Early career Researcher Symposium was held in ...
  • Exciting events and opportunities coming soon
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    Exciting events and opportunities coming soon
    We are busy populating our event calendar for the rest of the year.    Check out what is coming soon and register your interest now!
  • Sydney Catalyst May 2018 Newsletter
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    Sydney Catalyst May 2018 Newsletter
    We are full of excitement at Sydney Catalyst head quarters for the Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers Symposium happening this week! We cannot wait for this exciting event and some good...
  • Welcome New Members
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    Welcome New Members
    We have recently had an influx of new members to Sydney Catalyst. It is always exciting to see our membership grow. We would like to officially welcome all of our new members to the Sydney Cat...
  • ASI hosts a public forum on Immunology, Immunotherapy and Cancer
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    ASI hosts a public forum on Immunology, Immunotherapy and Cancer
    By Miguel Castañeda & Diana Shinko To celebrate the International Day of Immunology, the Australasian Society for Immunology and Immune Therapies Project Node at the Charles Perkins Cent...
  • Sydney Catalyst April 2018 Newsletter
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    Sydney Catalyst April 2018 Newsletter
    Happy Easter to all of our members. We hope you enjoyed a long weekend with family and friends and one too many chocolates.  This month we bring you the first in a newly launched ser...
  • Congratulations to Cancer Council NSW's 2018 Grant Recipients
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    Congratulations to Cancer Council NSW's 2018 Grant Recipients
    Sydney Catalyst would like to congratulate several of our members who were awarded funding at Cancer Council NSW's Annual Research Awards on 27th March. "Over $10.6 million in new funding has ...
  • Sydney Catalyst launches new podcast series
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    Sydney Catalyst launches new podcast series
    Sydney Catalyst is excited to announce the launch of a new podcast series, "Cataysis", discussing important issues in the cancer space, from the controversial to the common sense.   O...
  • The Cancer Institute of NSW announces grant recipients
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    The Cancer Institute of NSW announces grant recipients
    The Cancer Institute of NSW (CINSW) announced over $12m in grant funding over the weekend. This boost in cancer research supports many of Sydney Catalyst members and their translational researc...
  • Sydney Catalyst March 2018 Newsletter
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    Sydney Catalyst March 2018 Newsletter
    Blink and it's Autumn which means the year is well underway! We have been busy planning lots of fantastic member opportunities for the year ahead, including the Post Graduate and Early Car...
  • Virtual Posters Post Graduate and & Early Career Researcher Symposium
    Virtual Posters Post Graduate and & Early Career Researcher Symposium
    We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Post Graduate Early Careers Researcher Symposium will feature 'Virtual Poster Presentations'. All attendees are invited to submit a poster of their r...
  • Sydney Catalyst pays tribute to Professor Derek Hart (1952 -2017)
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    Sydney Catalyst pays tribute to Professor Derek Hart (1952 -2017)
    Sydney Catalyst and the Australian medical research community lost a prominent supporter and an amazing friend in December 2017, Professor Derek Hart. Derek had an enviable passion, drive and ...
  • Sydney Catalyst February 2018 Newsletter
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    Sydney Catalyst February 2018 Newsletter
    2018 is upon us and we would like to take this opportunity to wish all our valued members a very happy New Year. We hope you enjoyed some much needed time out with loved ones over the Christma...
  • A message on behalf of the Sydney Catalyst Governing Council
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    A message on behalf of the Sydney Catalyst Governing Council
    As Sydney Catalyst broaches it 7th year of working in collaboration with our members to improve outcomes for people affected by cancer, we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight some of o...
  • Key Support for Garvan's Cancer Research in 2018 and Beyond
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    Key Support for Garvan's Cancer Research in 2018 and Beyond
    Garvan researchers are thrilled to be among the recipients of grants in recently announced funding schemes from the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Cancer Australia. The funding will pro...
  • First-time discovery of a common pattern in gene regulation
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    First-time discovery of a common pattern in gene regulation
    The Centenary Institute announces first-time discovery of a common pattern in gene regulation which could provide clues for new treatments for cancer and other diseases. Cancer and many...
  • TCRC Program Achievements
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    TCRC Program Achievements
    The Translational Cancer Research Centres (TCRCs) were established in 2011 to facilitate more efficient and effective incorporation of research, clinical training, education and service d...
  • Sydney Catalyst November 2017 Newsletter
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    Sydney Catalyst November 2017 Newsletter
    This month we've got an issue full to the brim with exciting news and events in the lead-up to Christmas. Two in particular will be hosted by Sydney Catalyst and we hope to see you there. This...
  • Nutrition for people with head and neck cancer – translational cancer research study
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    Nutrition for people with head and neck cancer – translational cancer research study
    Sydney Catalyst member Merran Findlay is leading a study entitled: 'Best-evidence to best practice: Implementing an innovative model of care for nutritional management of patients with head an...
  • Sydney Catalyst October 2017 Newsletter
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    Sydney Catalyst October 2017 Newsletter
    This month we have a truckload of stories and events for you to choose from. We took a roadtrip to the Charles Perkins Centre to hear about an amazing new technology that's accessible to you, ...
  • Sydney Catalyst September 2017 Newsletter
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    Sydney Catalyst September 2017 Newsletter
    Read about members in the news, upcoming events, awards, opportunities and more. Happy reading! Read More
  • Sydney Catalyst August 2017 Newsletter
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    Sydney Catalyst August 2017 Newsletter
    It's a busy month here at Sydney Catalyst headquarters. If you're looking for networking opportunities, now's the time to reserve your place at the table for our  Immunology & Cancer E...
  • CD5-2: Centenary Institute's New Drug to Treat Cancers
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    CD5-2: Centenary Institute's New Drug to Treat Cancers
    After more than 30 years of research Professors Jenny Gamble and Mathew Vadas have developed a new drug that could be effective in some of the hardest to treat cancers with the highest mortali...
  • Sydney Catalyst July 2017 Newsletter
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    Sydney Catalyst July 2017 Newsletter
    This issue is jam-packed with exciting events and congratulations. We love hearing about the successes of our members so we can share the word amongst our tribe. We hope to hear from you...
  • Sydney Catalyst 2017 Travel and Education Recipients Announced
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    Sydney Catalyst 2017 Travel and Education Recipients Announced
    Congratulations to the following recipients: Haryana Dhillon (USYD) Sydney Catalyst Professor Nico van Zandwijk Travel and Education Award, $2000 to attend International Psycho-Oncolog...
  • Sydney Catalyst June 2017 Newsletter
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    Sydney Catalyst June 2017 Newsletter
    This month we're talking about the CNRU, ASCO 2017, our brand new Pilot & Seed funding recipients and about how our Travel & Education Awards have supported lung cancer research....
  • Sydney Catalyst May 2017 Newsletter
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    Sydney Catalyst May 2017 Newsletter
    This past month we launched our brand new Sydney Catalyst website! We've been working away behind the scenes to update our online presence for a streamlined user experience. And now you, our ...
  • Sydney Catalyst April 2017 Newsletter
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    Sydney Catalyst April 2017 Newsletter
    This past month we said farewell to our much loved Education Project Officer, Bonnie Laxton-Blinkhorn. Bonnie was offered a position with our collaborating partner group PoCoG, as the Executive Of...
  • Sydney Catalyst March 2017 Newsletter
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    Sydney Catalyst March 2017 Newsletter
    We know the start of 2017 has been a really busy time for all of our members, with many of you working on project grants and other funding submissions. The Sydney Catalyst central office team has ...
  • Sydney Catalyst February 2017 Newsletter
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    Sydney Catalyst February 2017 Newsletter
    We've got a new website in the works, alongside our fresh newsletter design. We're also busy behind the scenes, planning our upcoming Sydney Catalyst International Translational Cancer Research Sy...
  • Psychological Intervention Tackles Fear of Melanoma
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    Psychological Intervention Tackles Fear of Melanoma
    Published 11 October 2016 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, a new psychological intervention  has shown it can significantly reduce melanoma survivors' fear of their cancer returning....
  • Safety and activity of microRNA-loaded minicells in patients with recurrent malignant pleural mesothelioma: a first-in-man, phase 1, open-label, dose-escalation study
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    Safety and activity of microRNA-loaded minicells in patients with recurrent malignant pleural mesothelioma: a first-in-man, phase 1, open-label, dose-escalation study
    Published online 1 September 2017 in the Lancet,  were results of a first-in-man study of TargomiRs. The study showed that a dose of 5 × 10⁹ TargomiRs per week was well tolerated and ...
  • Sydney Catalyst 2017 Pilot and Seed Recipients Announced
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    Sydney Catalyst 2017 Pilot and Seed Recipients Announced
    Congratulations to the following recipients: Daniel Steffens & team: Feasibility and acceptability of pre-operative exercise to improve patient outcomes after major cancer surgery: A p...
  • Sydney Catalyst Awarded a Second CINSW TCRC Grant
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    Sydney Catalyst Awarded a Second CINSW TCRC Grant
    The next five years will see a consolidation and expansion of the work we have already done towards our ultimate goal of improving outcomes for people affected by cancer. We will achieve this goal...
  • Roadtrip to ... ADRI
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    Roadtrip to ... ADRI
    Last month, Sydney Catalyst Director, Professor John Simes and Research Manager, Danielle Miller took the chance to visit Sydney Catalyst member group ADRI and meet their new Director, Professor K...
  • PhD Success for Mbathio Dieng
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    PhD Success for Mbathio Dieng
    Sydney Catalyst member Mbathio Dieng has spent the past few years working on her passion: research in changing practice and policy in cancer survivorship for people affected by melanoma.   ...
  • Applications now open for the Nico van Zandwijk Travel & Education Award 2018/2019
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    Applications now open for the Nico van Zandwijk Travel & Education Award 2018/2019
    We are pleased to announce funding for the Nico van Zandwijk Travel and Education Award for 2018/2019. Our aim is to encourage training and development of outstanding researchers and clinicians...