Some of our leading cancer researchers, Professor Phil Hansbro, Professor Peter Hersey, Dr Mainthan Palendira and Dr Jessamy Tiffen have presented their project updates and recent findings to consumers and supporters at our recent consumer engagement session.
The projects, all funded by Cancer Council NSW, covered the critical health areas of melanoma (the most deadly form of skin cancer) and lung cancer.
The engagement sessions allow Centenary scientists to connect directly with the community and ensures that consumers are an integral part of the total research process.
Updates provided at the session were:
The Centenary Institute would like to thank all consumers and attendees at this session for their interest in improving human health outcomes, and continuing support of our life-saving medical research activities.
Australian researchers have been awarded a $5 million NHMRC Synergy Grant for a project that will explore the interplay between gut and lung health to develop new treatments for COPD.
PhD candidate Aster Pijning has had her science recognised with an image from her paper selected for the front cover of the prestigious journal ‘Blood’.
Dr Matt Johansen is the successful recipient of the Kenyon Foundation Inflammation Award for 2021. The Award will support study into a potential new COVID-19 treatment.