Congratulations to all of our new 2017 research grant recipients

Cure Cancer Australia is pleased to announce that 17 brilliant, early-career researchers have been awarded research grants for 2017. This has been made possible by the generosity and support of Cure Cancer Australia’s donors, fundraisers and corporate partners.  Thank you for everyone’s support. Together, let’s achieve our goal to make this the last generation to die from cancer.

Dr George Sharbeen

Dr George Sharbeen

Research Area: Pancreatic cancer

Project: Developing treatments for pancreatic cancer

Host Institute: Lowy Cancer Research Centre University of NSW 

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Dr Kate Vandyke

Dr Kate Vandyke

Research Area: Myeloma

Project: Mechanisms governing dissemination and relapse in multiple myeloma

Host Institute: University of Adelaide

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Dr Jyotsna Batra

Dr Jyotsna Batra

Research Area: Prostate cancer

Project: Biomarkers for prostate cancer

Host Institute: Queensland University of Technology/Translational Research Institute

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Dr Nicholas Gottardo

Dr Nicholas Gottardo

Research Area: Childhood brain cancer

Project: Improving the cure rates of childhood brain cancer

Host Institute: University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute

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Dr Esther Lim

Dr Esther Lim

Research Area: Melanoma

Project: Boosting the human immune system to improve the effectiveness of current melanoma therapies.

Host Institute: Macquarie University Sydney

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Dr Susan Woods

Dr Susan Woods

Research Area: Colorectal cancer

Project: Find a new drug aimed at “support cells” in the intestinal lining against colorectal cancer

Host Institute: SAHMRI, University of Adelaide

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Dr Sumit Sahni

Dr Sumit Sahni

Research Area: Pancreatic cancer

Project: Seeking new, innovative treatments that specifically target the speed of pancreatic cancer

Host Institute: University of Sydney        

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Dr Heidi Hilton

Dr Heidi Hilton

Research Area: Breast cancer

Project: Generation and use of novel model systems to study steroid hormone action in the breast

Host Institute: Westmead Millennium Institute 

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Dr Fernando de Souza Fonseca Guimaraes

Dr Fernando de Souza Fonseca Guimaraes

Research Area: Melanoma

Project: Immunotherapy for melanoma

Host Institute: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

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Dr Clare Slaney

Dr Clare Slaney

Research Area: Immunotherapy

Project: Targeting the tumour microenvironment to enhance immunotherapy against cancer

Host Institute: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

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A/Prof Steven Lane

A/Prof Steven Lane

Research Area: Blood cancer

Project: Understanding disease progression in blood cancers

Host Institute: QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

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Dr Gillian Gould

Dr Gillian Gould

Research Area: Smoking prevention

Project: working to changing smoking behaviour in aboriginal women.

Host Institute: University of Newcastle                    

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Dr Camille Guillerey

Dr Camille Guillerey

Research Area: Blood cancer

Project: Using the immune system to recognise, attack and kill cancers of the blood

Host Institute: QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

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Dr Natalia Castano-Rodriguez

Dr Natalia Castano-Rodriguez

Research Area: Stomach cancer

Project: Cell destruction processes in stomach cancer

Host Institute: University of New South Wales

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Dr Rochelle D'Souza

Dr Rochelle D'Souza

Research Area: Brain cancer

Project: Understanding tumour behaviours in adult brain cancer

Host Institute: QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

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Dr Yuan Cao

Dr Yuan Cao

Research Area: Breast cancer

Project: Immunotherapy for breast cancer treatment

Host Institute: University of Melbourne

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Dr Lisa Mielke

Dr Lisa Mielke

Research Area: Gastro-intestinal cancers

Project: The role of protein IL-17 in gastrointestinal cancers

Host Institute: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

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