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Connecting Cancer Research and practice in western Sydney Building research capacity and excellence Developing Multidisciplinary Teams as translational research units

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Creating a connected professional community of cancer research and practice in western Sydney

The Sydney West Translational Cancer Research Centre (SWTCRC) is one of seven Cancer Institute NSW funded Translational Cancer Research Centres incorporating research, clinical training, education and service delivery within a formal framework that links leading research and clinical centres.

SWTCRC devotes itself to removing barriers, supporting and amplifying the skills and achievements of our workforce enabling them to provide ever greater benefits to our community.

Our Flagship Programs

Events

20
May

"Precision Medicine: A Revolution in Patient Care" Conference

20/05/2021 - 21/05/2021 The Westmead Institute for Medical Research Level 2 Conference Room (C2.20)
9
Sep

Sydney Cancer Conference 2021. Bridging Research and Practice

09/09/2021 - 10/09/2021

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Picture: Cancer Council NSW
Professor Jacob George AM, SWTCRC Flagship Leader and Executive Committee member has been named as the 2021 recipient of the Sally Crossing Award which recognises outstanding achievement in cancer research, particularly research that includes consumer involvement. The HOTTeR West (Liver Wellness) Flagship program addresses the rising incidence of hepatocellular cancer (HCC) due to increasing prevalence of chronic viral hepatitis in Australia. The program aims to support patients and health professionals manage chronic disease that contributes to increased risk of HCC.
Dr Bateman observed that winning the SWTCRC ECR Accelerator grant is a big step forward saying, “Our collaboration unites research at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Westmead Institute for Medical Research. This enables innovative therapies to be translated for use on children by using knowledge gained from research based on adults.”