Future Leaders Group
The HCRA Future Leaders Group (FLG) aims to build research capacity, foster collaboration and develop support structures for early and mid-career cancer researchers (EMCRs).
As a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional alliance, the Hunter Cancer Research Alliance (HCRA) functions to provide capacity building, funding and strategic support to cancer research across the translational research continuum – from basic research through clinical trials to behavioural, implementation and health services research.
With the support of our partnering institutions, executive leaders and a membership that consists of 450+ cancer-focused researchers, we are working to promote the excellence of cancer research in the Hunter and ultimately improve cancer patient outcomes in our region and beyond.
HCRA is using evidence-based science to advance precision healthcare whereby 'the right person gets the right care at the right time'. Precision healthcare involves profiling (molecular, physical, psychosocial, behavioural and system-focused) of each patient and tumour, coupled with the development and implementation of specific treatments (including prevention) that are tailored to each person’s or each community’s requirement.
The aim of HCRA is to develop a sustainable translational cancer research enterprise and apply it to identified areas of need in a logical, scientific and focused manner.