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Sydney Vital Research Scholar Awards Round 7- CLOSED

Sydney Vital Research Scholar Awards Round 7- CLOSED

Sydney Vital is pleased to invite our members to apply for our Research Scholarship Awards, Round 7.

We invite applications for Research Scholar Awards to the value of $10,000 to support research projects of 12 months duration that closely aligned with the aims and objectives of Sydney Vital.

Closing date for applications: 10th Nov  2017. For further information and an application form please click here

Download the guidelines here

We also invite you to become a Sydney Vital member Here

Please contact Sydney Vital at [email protected] if you have any questions.

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Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) PhD Research Program (Liver)

The HPB Unit at Royal North Shore Hospital is offering a full-time position in the field of liver surgery/liver cancer for enrolment in the Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine) program at the University of Sydney commencing in 2018.

Research program opportunities related to Liver (but are not limited to):

  • Investigating tumour-stroma interactions in colorectal liver metastases
  • Investigating tumour-stroma interactions in HCC and/or cholangiocarcinoma
  • Prognostic biomarkers in liver malignancies
  • Pre-clinical modelling of liver malignancies
  • Quality of life after resection of malignant liver tumours
  • Impact of biological agents on outcome following resection of colorectal liver metastases
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For more information, please contact:
Professor Thomas J Hugh
[email protected]

 

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Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) PhD Research Scholarship – CLOSED

Sydney Vital and The Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Unit at Royal North Shore Hospital are offering a full time scholarship for a Doctor of Philsophy (Medicine) student at the University of Sydney commencing 2017 or 2018.

Open to:

1. Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in the Doctor of Philophy (Medicine) program at the University of Sydney commencing 2017 or 2018.

2. Applicants must be willing to undertake research in a field of research that includes, but is not limited to:
– Prognostic biomarkers in pancreatic cancer-IHC, proteomics, metabolomics
– Role of pancreatitis in adverse outcomes following pancreatic surgery
– Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy in resectable pancreatic cancer
– Nutrition and quality of life in pancreatic cancer or Immune therapy in pancreatic cancer

3. Applicants must hold a Honours degree (First Class or Second Class Upper) and/or a medical degree recognised in Australia.

4. Applicants must be Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, New Zealand citizens or international applicants eligible for a visa.

Value: $35,000 per annum
Duration: For up to one year, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The recipient may apply for an extension and this may be available if funds are available.

Open Date: Apply Now
Close Date: 2 December

For more information, please visit

http://agile2.ucc.usyd.edu.au/ro/opportunities/scholarships/1911

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Sydney Vital Breast Cancer Implementation Research Scholarship – CLOSED

Sydney Vital is proud to offer a unique scholarship opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research in the area of breast cancer implementation science. The successful applicant will conduct their research as part of the Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary team at the Mater Hospital, North Sydney and the Northern Sydney Local Health District.

Open to:

1. The scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in full-time studies in a PhD at the University of Sydney, and be willing to undertake research in the field of breast cancer implementation science.

2. Applicants must hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper) or a recognised medical degree in a related discipline, or equivalent.

3. Applicants must have previous research experience.

4. Applicants must be Australian citizens, Australian Permanent residents or New Zealand citizens.

Value and Duration: The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $35,000 per annum from the date the successful applicant commences the scholarship until the 31 July 2019, subject to satisfactory academic performance. An extension may be offered by the University should funds become available. The maximum duration of the scholarship (including any extension) will not exceed three years.

Open Date: Apply Now

Close Date: 3 September 2017

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Download Application
For more information, please visit http://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/research/faculty/medicine#SC2124
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Sydney Vital Neuro-Oncology Postgraduate Scholarship – CLOSED

Sydney Vital is proud to offer a unique scholarship opportunity for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research in the area of neuro-oncology. The successful applicant will conduct their research as part of the Sydney Vital Neuro-Oncology Centre of Excellence which is based at the Royal North Shore Hospital.

Open to:

1. The scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in full-time studies in a PhD at the University of Sydney, and be willing to undertake research in the field of neuro-oncology.

2. Applicants must hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper) or a recognised medical degree in a related discipline, or equivalent.

3. Applicants must have research experience in one of the following areas:
– Genomics
– Bioinformatics
– Immunology
– Inflammation
– Imaging
– Histology

4. Applicants must provide names and contact details of at least two academic referees.

5. Applicants must be Australian citizens, Australian Permanent residents, New Zealand citizens or international applicants eligible for a visa.

Value & Duration: The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $35,000 per annum from the date the successful applicant commences the scholarship until the 31 July 2019, subject to satisfactory academic performance. An extension may be offered by the University should funds become available. The maximum duration of the scholarship (including any extension) will not exceed three years.

Open Date: Apply Now
Close Date: 2 December 2017

For more information, please visit

http://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/research/faculty/medicine.shtml#SC2126

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PILLAR 2 TRAVEL AWARD 2017

Sydney Vital is pleased to invite applications for a travel fellowship to attend the: Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) 44th Annual Meeting, Immunotherapy: Molecules and Mountains, 13th – 15th Nov 2017, Sydney. Up to five fellowships will be awarded. Applications close 5th September 2017.

For enquiries regarding these awards please email: [email protected].

DOWNLOAD THE SYDNEY VITAL PILLAR 2 TRAVEL AWARD 2017 APPLICATION FORM
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Innovations in Cancer Treatment and Care Conference 2017

The Cancer Institute NSW is hosting their sixth annual Innovations in Cancer Treatment and Care Conference on Thursday, 14 September 2017.

This is a free conference for health professionals across NSW. It is an opportunity to hear, collaborate and share the latest innovations in quality cancer treatment and care. The conference supports advancing of new discoveries and innovation in quality cancer care across NSW.

For more information and to register, please visit cancerinstitute.org.au/about-us/events/upcoming-events/2017-innovations-in-cancer-treatment-and-care-conf

 


 

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Clinical Trial: Participants with advanced cancer, no curative treatment options

Prof Stan Sidhu (Professor of Surgery, Head of the University of Sydney Endocrine Surgical Unit) and his team have conducted a clinical trial; A study of EnGeneIC Dream Vectors (EDV’s) packaged with the chemotherapy PNU-159682, given simultaneously as non-targeted EDVs carrying an immune enhancer called EDVs40-mer, in participants with advanced cancer who have no curative treatment options.

Trail ID: ACTRN12617000037303

anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=372060&isReview=true

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Cancer Research and Innovation Reception – Washington DC

The Pheo Para Troopers and their partners, the Pheo Para Alliance, will be celebrating a joint cancer research project between the National Institutes of Health and University of Melbourne in Washington DC on 15th June 2017. Keynote speakers for this exciting event will be Dr. Richard Tothill, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and Dr. Rory Clifton-Bligh, Kolling Institute of Medical Research.

For more info on this event and donations, visit pheoparatroopers.org/events/cancer-research-innovation-reception.

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Asbestos 101

We’re sure you have heard of asbestos. It’s a highly heat-resistant fibrous mineral that is found in some fabrics, brake linings and fire-resistant and insulating materials.

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