Cure Cancer Announces Newly Funded Researchers from Around the Globe on World Cancer Day!

Cure Cancer Announces Newly Funded Researchers from Around the Globe on World Cancer Day!

Cure Cancer is delighted to introduce their 2019 Researchers, an international consortium of bright young cancer researchers from around the globe who are dedicated to making this the last generation to die from cancer.

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February 4th marks World Cancer Day, an International day aimed at raising awareness of cancer to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment.

As part of World Cancer Day, we are thrilled to introduce our Class of 2019, a collection of exceptionally talented researchers from around the world who have chosen to carry out their ground-breaking work at our globally renowned Australian research institutes.

‘Australia is a world leader in cancer research and Cure Cancer are committed to ensuring it remains at the forefront of research and discovery. A huge congratulations to all our newly funded researchers and their institutions. We look forward to seeing their research progress over the coming months.’
— Nikki Kinloch, Cure Cancer CEO
 

New Two-Year Grants

 
Dr Mark Adams

Dr Mark Adams, Australia

Queensland University of Technology, Queensland

Lung cancer

A Cure Cancer Grant

 
Dr Laura Edgington-Mitchell

Dr Laura Edgington-Mitchell, USA

University of Melbourne, Victoria

Oral cancers

A Cure Cancer grant, First year
co-funded with Cancer Australia

 



 
Dr Fernando Guimares

Dr Fernando Guimaraes, Brazil

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Victoria

Melanoma

A Cure Cancer grant, First year 83% funded by The Can Too Foundation
Co-funded with Cancer Australia

 


 

Dr Kate Vandyke, Australia

University of Adelaide, South Australia

Multiple myeloma – blood cancer

A Cure Cancer grant, First year co-funded with Cancer Australia and Leukaemia Foundation

 

 

Dr Kate Van Dyke
 

New One-Year Grants

 
Dr Jessica Da Gama Duarte

 Dr Jessica Da Gama Duarte, South Africa

Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, VIC

Immunotherapy in melanoma

A Cure Cancer grant

 



 
Dr Sarah Hancock

Dr Sarah Hancock, Australia

University of NSW

Pancreatic cancer

A Cure Cancer grant, funded by The Can Too Foundation

 



 
Dr Nicolas Jacquelot

Dr Nicolas Jacquelot, France

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, VIC

Melanoma

A Cure Cancer grant, co-funded with Cancer Australia

 

 
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Dr Vivian Kahl, Brazil

Children’s Medical Research Institute, NSW

Development of cancer therapeutics

A Cure Cancer grant, funded by The Can Too Foundation

 

 
Dr Colm Keane

Dr Colm Keane, Ireland

University of Queensland, QLD

Lymphoma – blood cancer

A Cure Cancer grant, co-funded with Cancer Australia

 

 
Dr Zeyed Nassar

Dr Zeyad Nassar, Jordan

University of Adelaide, SA

Prostate cancer

A Cure Cancer grant, funded by The Can Too Foundation



 
Dr Tuong Linh (Kevin) Nguyen

Dr Tuong Linh (Kevin) Nguyen, Vietnam

University of Melbourne, VIC

Breast cancer

A Cure Cancer grant

 




 
Dr Ashleigh Poh

Dr Ashleigh Poh, Australia

Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute, VIC

Pancreatic Cancer

A Cure Cancer grant, co-funded by Cancer Australia and Pancare Foundation

 
Dr Prahlad Raninga

Dr Prahlad Raninga, India

QIMR Berghofer Institute for Medical Research, QLD

Breast cancer

A Cure Cancer grant, funded by The Can Too Foundation



 
Dr Clare Weeden

Dr Clare Weeden, Australia

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, VIC

Lung cancer

The Peter Charody and Cure Cancer grant

 


 

Dr Jessica Holien, Australia

St. Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research, VIC

Children’s cancer – neuroblastoma

A Cure Cancer grant

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Continuing Two Year Grants

 
Dr Kelly Brooks

Dr Kelly Brooks, Australia

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, QLD

Melanoma of the eye

A Cure Cancer grant, co-funded with Cancer Australia,
Second year 50% funded by The Can Too Foundation

 

 
Dr Camille Guillerey

Dr Camille Guillerey, France

Mater Research Institute, QLD

Multiple myeloma

A Cure Cancer grant, funded by The Can Too Foundation

 


 
Dr Najoua Laloui

Dr Najoua Lalaoui, France

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, VIC

Leukemia

A Cure Cancer grant, co-funded with Cancer Australia
Second year 50% Funded by The Can Too Foundation

 

 
Dr Tracy O’Mara

Dr Tracy O’Mara, Australia

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, QLD

Ovarian and endometrial cancer

A Cure Cancer grant, co-funded with Cancer Australia
Second year 50% Funded by The Can Too Foundation

 

 
Dr Orazio Vittorio

Dr Orazio Vittorio, Italy

The Children's Cancer Institute Australia, NSW

Children’s cancer - neuroblastoma

A Cure Cancer and Sydney Airport grant, co-funded with Cancer Australia.

 

Over the past 52 years, Cure Cancer has raised $66.2m to support lifesaving research across all cancer types. We’ve funded over 500 research grants to young researchers with groundbreaking, innovative ideas, many who have gone on to become leaders in cancer research globally.

Our vision is to make this the last generation to die from cancer.

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