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Nervous tissue growth factors promote aggressive cancers

Nervous tissue growth factors promote aggressive cancers

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Researchers from the University of Newcastle and Hunter Cancer Research Alliance are discovering exciting new avenues for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer using the knowledge that nerve cells act to fuel cancer growth.

Biomedical scientist’s mission to conquer cancer recognised at NSW Premier's Awards

Biomedical scientist’s mission to conquer cancer recognised at NSW Premier's Awards

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Dr Matt Dun was named the Outstanding Cancer Research Fellow at this year's NSW's Premier Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research.

Pioneering partnership to improve breast cancer patient outcomes

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

A new partnership between Hunter Cancer Biobank based at HMRI and Breast Cancer Trials will boost breast cancer research in the Hunter and beyond.

New support will help pregnant Indigenous women quit smoking

New support will help pregnant Indigenous women quit smoking

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Health professionals and organisations will receive additional training and resources to help support Indigenous women quit smoking during pregnancy under a new multi-million dollar initiative being funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.

Significant funding boost to aid global health issues

Significant funding boost to aid global health issues

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Hunter researchers have been successful in securing more than $2.8million to work toward solutions for some of the nation’s most pressing health challenges.

Mark Hughes Foundation awards innovation in brain cancer

Mark Hughes Foundation awards innovation in brain cancer

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Five highly innovative brain cancer research projects have received over $725,000 in funding from the Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) following a nationwide call-out and scientific review by experts in the field.

Funding awarded for innovative cancer research

Funding awarded for innovative cancer research

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Three University of Newcastle researchers have been awarded career fellowships worth more than $1.6 million for research into innovative cancer treatment.

Pink Frangipani Ball blossoms hope for breast cancer patients

Pink Frangipani Ball blossoms hope for breast cancer patients

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Current chemotherapy and radiation treatment options for breast cancer patients are grueling, and not all patients see positive results, however with funding raised from the 2018 Pink Frangipani Ball, Dr Nikki Verrills and her research team hope to develop revolutionary new therapies.

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