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2018 Awards

 

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

Breast Cancer

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.

Project Title

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

Project Title

Increasing the number of breast cancer therapeutic antibody possibilities, patient choices and success rates

Lead Investigator(s): Dr Shannon Joseph, Dr Blerida Banushi

Prostate Cancer

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.

Project Title

The translation of the Facilitates Chromatin Transcription (FACT) complex-targeting curaxin, CBL0137, as a novel targeted agent in the treatment of neuroendocrine prostate cancer.

Lead Investigator: Dr Brett Hollier

Project Title

A multifaceted precision approach to high risk prostate cancer

Lead Investigator: A/Prof Elizabeth Williams

Skin Cancer

Project Title

Improving outcomes for patients with melanoma brain metastases using novel personalised and response-adapted treatment strategies.

Lead Investigator: Dr Mark Pinkham

Project Title

Targeted and personalised early detection of melanoma using a 3D teledermatology network

Lead Investigator: Professor Peter Soyer

Other Cancer

Cancer Area: Bladder

Project Title

Queensland Bladder Cancer Initiative (QBCI)

Lead Investigator: Dr Ian Vela

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