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Support for smokers in a new light

Support for smokers in a new light

Monday, 19 June 2017

As UON campuses prepare to go completely smoke-free on 1 July 2017, Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Fellow and behavioural scientist Dr Flora Tzelepis is conducting a new study to determine the effectiveness of video consultations in supporting smokers to quit.

UON researchers awarded $4.5m in ARC fellowships

UON researchers awarded $4.5m in ARC fellowships

Monday, 5 June 2017

Three University of Newcastle (UON) researchers have today been awarded more than $4.5m in prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) fellowships.

Study using new tools to unlock secrets of immune cells in cancer

Study using new tools to unlock secrets of immune cells in cancer

Thursday, 25 May 2017

An in-depth atlas of the tumour microenvironment has been mapped by an international cancer team involving Hunter researcher Dr Craig Gedye, seeking to build a clearer picture of how the immune system is involved with cancer.

Cancer fellowship for UON researcher

Cancer fellowship for UON researcher

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Honouring the profoundly tragic loss of their cherished daughter Vanessa, winemaking legends Brian and Fay McGuigan – together with the University of Newcastle – have jointly funded an unprecedented 10-year Hunter Medical Research Institute Fellowship dedicated to ovarian cancer research.

Study strikes a nerve with the spread of cancer

Study strikes a nerve with the spread of cancer

Monday, 27 March 2017

A group led by University of Newcastle biochemistry researcher Hubert Hondermarck has found parallels between tissue regeneration, nerve growth and tumour development, confirming for the first time that the nervous system is strongly implicated in the onset and spread of cancer.

Laureate Professor title awarded

Laureate Professor title awarded

Monday, 13 March 2017

Professor Rodney Scott from the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy in the Faculty of Health and Medicine, has been awarded the title of Laureate Professor, in recognition of his remarkable research career and outstanding contributions in the field of genetics in medicine.

A voice for gender equity

A voice for gender equity

Thursday, 9 March 2017

In an exciting step forward toward gender equity, Dr Nikola Bowden has been appointed to the NHMRC Women in Health Science working committee.

Funding boost for Newcastle cancer researcher

Funding boost for Newcastle cancer researcher

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Cancer Council NSW has awarded nearly $6 million to 15 ground-breaking cancer research projects at their annual NSW Research Awards. The grants help fund future breakthroughs in cancer research, with 15 of Australia’s leading research teams paving the way for new ways to treat the disease.

The University of Newcastle, Australia Hunter New England Local Health District Calvary Mater Newcastle Hunter Medical Research Institute Cancer Institute NSW