Recent Cancer Institute NSW grant outcomes


Research Equipment Grants (REG)

A/Professor Anthony Gill
The University of Sydney, Sydney VITAL
Nanostring nCounter system for gene expression analysis in fresh and formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue

Professor Christine Clarke
Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research, Sydney West Translational Cancer Research Centre
Semi-automatic Tissue Microarrayer with digital image integration for enhancement of cancer research within the Sydney West Hub

Early Career Fellowships

Dr Alexander Menzies
Identifying predictive biomarkers of current systemic therapies and the discovery of new targets and future treatments to improve survival in metastatic melanoma

Dr Michael Marinovich
Evidence translation in breast cancer surgical planning

Dr Wing Hin Lee
Inhalable paclitaxel loaded-iron oxide nanoparticle for lung cancer therapy


Translational Cancer Research Centres (TCRC)

Associate Professor Alexander Engel
Sydney Vital (formerly Northern Translational Cancer Research Centre (NTCRC)

Early Career Fellowships

Dr Megan Passey
Reducing tobacco harm among groups with high smoking prevalence

Dr Justin Wong
Linking mutations and epigenetic silencing of splicing factors to aberrant splicing in acute myeloid leukaemia

Dr John Kipritidis
On-line ventilation imaging to reduce toxicity in lung cancer radiotherapy

Dr Sarah Hayes
Identification of predictive biomarkers of treatment response in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer patients

Dr Kimberley Kaufman
Mechanisms of tumour recurrence and chemotherapy escape in glioblastoma multiforme

Dr Maté Biro
Mechanobiology of cellular protrusions and the actomyosin cortex in invasive tumour cell migration

Dr Kimberley Beaumont
Rab27a as a novel therapeutic target: Investigating the role of Rab27a in melanoma growth and invasion

Research Equipment Grants (REG)

Prof Des Richardson
The University of Sydney, Sydney Catalyst
BioMark HD High-throughput Real Time & Digital PCR System for the Open Access, Multi-Disciplinary Sydney Cancer Research Core Facility

A/Prof Andrew Katsifis
Sydney Local Health District, Sydney Catalyst
Preparation of PET Radiopharmaceuticals for Imaging Cancer

Prof Patrick Brennan
The University of Sydney, Sydney Catalyst
A mobile imaging platform to further transform breast cancer imaging research in NSW initiated by BREAST

Prof Phillip Robinson
Children's Medical Research Institute, Kids Cancer Alliance
Multi-centre screening and development platform for pre-clinical drugs for glioblastoma

Prof Barbara Fazekas de St Groth
The University of Sydney, Sydney Catalyst
CyTOF mass cytometry platform

A/Prof Jennifer Byrne
The University of Sydney, Kids Cancer Alliance
Automated in situ analysis capacity for translational cancer research


Research Infrastructure Grants (RIG)

Prof Robert Baxter
University of Sydney, Northern Translational Cancer Research Unit
MALDI MS Imaging for Cancer Biomarker Discovery in the Northern Translational Cancer Research Unit

Prof Graham Mann
University of Sydney, Sydney West Translational Cancer Research Centre
Continuing Infrastructure Support for a flow cytometry specialist to manage and operate the expanded Westmead Research Hub Flow Cytometry Centre

Prof Des Richardson
University of Sydney, Sydney Catalyst
Advanced Technical Support for the Open Access, Multi-Disciplinary Sydney Cancer Research Core Facility.
Sydney Catalyst$236,153

Prof Christine Clarke[
University of Sydney, Sydney West Translational Cancer Research Centre
Data collection and management for the Australian Breast Cancer Tissue Bank

A/Prof Anna de Fazio
University of Sydney, Sydney West Translational Cancer Research Centre
Enhancement of the Gynaecological Oncology Biobank at Westmead and creation of a Sydney West Translational Cancer Research Centre (SW-TCRC) Bio-specimens Hub

A/Prof Anthony Gill
University of Sydney, Northern Translational Cancer Research Unit
The creation of a readily accessible and clinically annotated tissue bank of paraffin c blocks containing tumour to mirror and expand frozen tissue collected by the Kolling Tumour Banks

Prof Roger Reddel
Children's Medical Research Institute, Kids cancer Alliance
CellBank Australia: Rapid, easy access to novel and essential cancer cell lines and cell line authentication services to enable internationally competitive cancer research.

Early Career Fellowships

Dr Zaklina Kovacevic
University of Sydney
Targeting the metastasis suppressor NDRG1 for the treatment of pancreatic cancer

Dr Katie Dixon
University of Sydney
Novel vitamin D-like compounds to reduce DNA and other molecular damage after UV radiation

Dr Emily Colvin
University of Sydney
Characterising the tumour microenvironment of epithelial ovarian cancer

Career Development Fellowships

Dr Hilda Pickett
Children's Medical Research Institute
Molecular mechanisms of telomere length control

Dr William Ritchie
University of Sydney
Small non-coding RNAs control alternative splicing in Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia

A/Prof Sallie-Anne Pearson
University of Sydney
Post-market surveillance of cancer medicines: Generating evidence for clinical and policy practice using linked health administrative data

Dr Linda Bendall
University of Sydney
Microenvironmental Impact in the Treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

Cooperative Clinical Trial Grants

Dr Alison Brand
University of Sydney
Development and operational support for ANZGOG through the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre: A NSW lead initiative.

Prof Phyllis Butow
University of Sydney
PoCoG infrastructure to support operational activity and facility management to further psychosocial and supportive care clinical trials

Dr Peter Grimison
University of Sydney
Cancer Institute NSW Cooperative Clinical Trial Grant for ANZUP (2013- 2015)

A/Prof Nick Pavlakis
University of Sydney
Development and operational support for the Australasian Lung cancer Trials Group (ALTG) through the NHMRC Clinical Trial Centre: A NSW-led initiative.

Dr Elizabeth Hovey
University of Sydney
COGNO infrastructure funding for support, development and conduct of clinical trials and translational research.

Prof David Goldstein
University of Sydney
Improving patient outcomes for patients with Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer through clinical trials research: An application on behalf of the Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG).

Innovation Grants

Defining a role for GPs and patients in multidisciplinary team decisions on cancer care
University of Sydney and Sydney LHD


Translational Cancer Research Centres (TCRCs)

Prof John Simes
University of Sydney
Sydney Catalyst: The Translational Cancer Research Centre of Central Sydney and Regional NSW

A/Prof Paul Harnett
University of Sydney
Sydney-West Translational Cancer Research Centre

Translational Cancer Research Units (TCRUs)

Prof Stephen Clarke
University of Sydney
Northern Translational Cancer Research Unit

Research Infrastructure Grants

Prof Christine Clarke
University of Sydney
High Speed Cell Sorter for Flow Cytometry Core Facility

Prof Des Richardson
University of Sydney
Seahorse Extracellular Flux (XF) Analyzer for the Multi-Disciplinary Sydney Cancer Research Core Facility

Prof Gary Halliday
University of Sydney
A small animal bioimaging facility for monitoring cancer cells and molecules in vivo

Career Development Fellowships

Prof Wolfgang Weninger
University of Sydney
Real time visualisation of tumor associated-antigen specific T cell behaviour in vivo

Future Research Leader Fellowships

Dr Anthony Cesare
Children's Medical Research Institute
Targeting TRF2 function to prevent cancer cell growth.

Translational Program Grants

Prof Derek Hart
University of Sydney
Enabling Diagnostic and Therapeutic Antibodies for Haematological and other Malignancies

Prof Nico van Zandwijk
Asbestos Diseases Research Institute
Translating Malignant Mesothelioma research into better outcomes for patients and their families

Cancer Clinical Trials Staff Grants

Prof Michael Boyer
Sydney Local Health District Cancer Trials Network
Allocated Full-time Equivalent (FTE): 6

A/Prof Paul Harnett
The Clinical Trials Network of the Sydney-West Translational Cancer Research Centre: a joint initiation of the Western Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health Districts
Allocated Full-time Equivalent (FTE): 5

Dr Nick Pavakis
Northern Sydney Local Health District
Allocated Full-time Equivalent (FTE): 2

Prof John Thompson
Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) Clinical Trials Program
Allocated Full-time Equivalent (FTE): 1


Epidemiology Linkage Grants

Young J
University of Sydney
Development and evaluation of composite clinical indicators of hospital performance for comparative assessment of the quality of surgical care for colorectal cancer

Research Innovation Grants

Catchpoole D
University of Sydney
Implementing personalized medicine using global genomic similarity

Butow P
University of Sydney
Assessing unmet needs in women with gynaecological cancers; The first step

Richardson D
University of Sydney
The Effect of Anthracyclines on the Iron Metabolism of Leukaemia Cells

Zhang D
University of Sydney
Examination of the tumour suppressor function of endoplasmic reticulum protein 29 (ERp29) in lung cancer and its therapeutic application

van Zandwijk N
Asbestos Diseases Research Institute
Identifying new plasma markers in mesothelioma

Shaw J
University of Sydney
Development of communication skills training for nurses delivering telephone-based supportive care interventions for people with cancer or their families

Early Career Development Fellowships

Cust A
University of Sydney
Epidemiological studies of melanoma etiology and prevention

Jansson P
University of Sydney
A Novel Targeting Strategy for the Design of New Chemotherapeutics that Overcome Drug Resistance in Lung Cancer: "High-Jacking" the Drug Efflux Pump, P-gp

Lane D
University of Sydney
Novel chemotherapeutic approaches for leukaemia: investigating the anti-cancer activity of ascorbate in relation to leukaemic iron metabolism

Career Development Fellowships

Rizos H
University of Sydney
Manipulating oncogenic-signalling pathways in the genesis and treatment of melanoma

Hart D
University of Sydney
The Translation of Dendritic Cell Biology into New Cancer Therapies

Marsh D
University of Sydney
Understanding endocrine tumorigenesis - opportunities for new diagnostics and therapies

Long G
University of Sydney
Determining mechanisms of resistance and heterogeneity of response to novel targeted drugs in metastatic melanoma to improve survival and prevent metastatic disease

Charles K
University of Sydney
Inflammatory biomarkers of chemotherapy response in colorectal cancer

Clinical Training Fellowships

King T
University of Sydney
A clinical practice initiative to improve the management of adverse effects of steroid therapy associated with the treatment of multiple myeloma

Clinical Education Scholarship

Philp S
University of Sydney
Application to apply for funding to undertake a Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) at The University of Sydney

Clinical Research Fellowships

Scolyer RA
Sydney South West Area Health Service
Identification and validation of biomarkers of prognosis and treatment response in melanoma to effect change in clinical care and patient outcome

Research Scholar Awards

Gao B
University of Sydney
Genetic Basis of Chemotherapy Response in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

Guy T
Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology
Strategies to enhance CD4 T cell-mediated anti-tumour immunity

Hancock D
Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology
Targeting dendritic cells for cancer immunotherapy

Kao S
University of Sydney
The Role of Excision Repair Cross Complementation Group 1 and Thymidylate Synthase Expression in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Tom N
University of Sydney
Oxytocin Signalling and Inhibition of Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer

Wallington-Beddoe C
University of Sydney
New Therapeutic Strategies for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia: Combining PP2A activation with mTOR inhibition

Zhong J
The Children`s Hospital at Westmead
The Role of NEDD9 in Glioblastoma Infiltration.

Zhou J
University of Sydney
Discovery of novel protein biomarkers in colorectal cancer (CRC) with potential application for prognosis or therapeutic targeting

Zyner K
Children’s Medical Research Institute
Characterisation and targeting of four-stranded structures at cancer cell telomeres

Research Equipment Grants

Christopherson R
University of Sydney
A mass spectrometer for multiple reaction monitoring to validate cancer biomarkers

Clarke C
University of Sydney
Facilities for cryogenic storage and transport of tissue bank materials

Kuncic Z
University of Sydney
The NSW Advanced Computing Facility for Cancer Research

Marsh D
University of Sydney
In-Vivo Multispectral Imaging FX System: small animal imaging for multi-modal molecular signal localisation in live animals

Richardson D
University of Sydney (USYD)
GenomeLab GeXP Genetic Analysis System for the Multi-Disciplinary Sydney Cancer Gene Expression Facility

Sitas F
Cancer Council NSW
Freezers and laboratory information system for Cancer Council NSW Biobank

van Zandwijk N
Bernie Banton Asbestos Research Centre, Concord
Malignant Mesothelioma Biobank

Vial P
Sydney South West Area Health Service (SSWAHS)
Making radiotherapy safer and more accurate: Developing detector technology for the next generation in treatment verification systems

Weninger W
University of Sydney
High speed 3D live cell imaging of cancer genesis, growth, metastasis and death

O'Neill G
Childrens Hospital at Westmead
Westmead Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy (CLEM) Suite

NSW Registrar Advanced Trainee Grants

Lee SC
Sydney South West Area Health Service (SSWAHS)
Investigation of biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of common cancers in the community such as breast, colorectal, prostate and head and neck cancers

Clinical Conference Grants

Stalgis-Bilinski K
Sydney West Area Health Service (SWAHS)
Attendance at the Cancer and Obesity Conference, Valencia, Spain, 12-13 September 2010