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NHMRC grant success for Sydney Catalyst members

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DATE
17 December 2018

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 this year's recipients is Dr Katy Bell from the University of Sydney School of Public Health who will lead a team on a $1.2 million Project Grant to detect recurrent or new primary melanoma and reduce the need for routinely scheduled follow-up.

A/Professor Paul Timpson and his team from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research was awarded $890,000 to explore tailored priming of pancreatic cancer progression and metastatic targeting using KD025, a phase II (ROCK2) inhibitor: fine-tuning treatment via single cell intravital imaging. Professor Janette Vardy and colleagues from the University of Sydney received $1.1 million to undertake the CHALLENGE study which will explore colon health and life long exercise change.

We are also thrilled that our next generation of cancer researchers are being supported with Ann Livingstone, Xanthi Coskinas and Rachel Farber being awarded an NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship.

We would like to recognise and congratulate all our members and look forward to following your research journeys. Please don't hesitate to keep us updated with how your research is progressing.

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