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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.”
As part of Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, VIVA! communications spoke with SWTCRC co-Deputy Director Professor Anna DeFazio about the projects in ovarian cancer she and her team are currently involved in and why keeping ovarian cancer at the forefront of national attention is critical to improving outcomes for women diagnosed with the disease.
SWTCRC co-Deputy Director Professor Anna DeFazio has been recognised for Outstanding Mentoring and Leadership in the 2020 University of Sydney Vice Chancellor's Awards. Now in its fifth year, the awards celebrate the outstanding contributions of our academic and professional staff to teaching, research and service, leadership, mentorship, and industry and community engagement.
SWTCRC Executive member and Flagship leader, Professor Jacob George, has been awarded the Okuda-Omata Award, only the second time this award has been conferred. The award recognises scientific contributions of outstanding significance in the field of hepatology (the study of liver diseases).

'A great honour': Jacob George awarded for lifetime of work in liver health.