2018 Translational Research Innovation Awards
The PA Research Foundation's inaugural Translational Research Innovation Awards have been distributed to seven research project teams for the 2018 calendar year. Each research team has been awarded $100,000 for the first year of their project.
Our Translational Research Innovation Awards have been established to allow us to take a more donor directed approach in the distribution of grants; our donors want to fund the most innovative and ground-breaking research leading to improved patient care in preferred areas, our new Awards help facilitate this. Our funding areas are: breast cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer, other cancer and other health.
Through our new Awards, we will continue to invest in research that is innovative, novel and will give us the best opportunity of supporting the next big medical discovery or transformational health care project.
The 2018 Funded Projects
The PA Research Foundation would like to acknowledge our Project Pink partners Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group (ALH Group), AVEO and Stellarossa and their communities who have helped to fund the following research projects.
Translation of the Pathobiology and Portable, MRI-based Quantification of Mammographic Density (MD) for Improved Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment
Lead Investigator: Professor Erik Thompson
Lead Investigator(s): Dr Shannon Joseph, Dr Blerida Banushi
The PA Research Foundation would like to acknowledge our MANDATE partners Spirit Hotels and their community as well as The Gentleman's Ball who have helped to fund the following research projects.
Lead Investigator: Dr Brett Hollier
A multifaceted precision approach to high risk prostate cancer
Lead Investigator: A/Prof Elizabeth Williams
Improving outcomes for patients with melanoma brain metastases using novel personalised and response-adapted treatment strategies.
Lead Investigator: Dr Mark Pinkham
Lead Investigator: Professor Peter Soyer
Cancer Area: Bladder
Lead Investigator: Dr Ian Vela