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Sydney Catalyst members awarded over $22 million NHMRC funding

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17 December 2019

Sydney Catalyst members awarded over $22 million NHMRC funding


The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has awarded twenty two Sydney Catalyst members over $22 million in funding to support their cancer research projects.


Highlights of grants awarded to Sydney Catalyst researchers in this round include:


  • Professor Janet Vardy and her team from the University of Sydney were awarded a $1.6 million Investigator Grant to explore how to improve long term health for cancer survivors.
  • Dr Mark Pinese and his team from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research was awarded $640,000 to explore if genomic corrosion is a central biomarker of cancer risk.
  • Professor Jane Young and colleagues from the University of Sydney will undertake the PRIORITY TRIAL which will study the effect of preoperative exercise for patients undergoing major abdominal cancer surgery.
  • Dr James Willmot and his team were awarded $1.5 million to explore rational clinical trial design and treatment selection for advanced cancer patients.


We are also thrilled that our next generation of cancer researchers are being supported with Natalia Pinello and Kate Dunlop 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.


View the full list of Sydney Catalyst recipients.


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