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23 August 2016

Enterprising Research: Revealing information about disease progression in cancer

CCB's Dr Michael Samuel works closely with the Future Industries Institute to find ways of measuring changes in stiffness around cancers to help doctors give patients prognostic information about their disease

13 July 2016

Neurosurgical Research Foundation supports Glioblastoma breakthrough

New research from Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB) could support more effective chemotherapy treatment for one of the most lethal brain cancers, Glioblastoma. The research will receive a boost of $68,000 from the Neurosurgical Research Foundation (NRF), allowing leading brain cancer researcher, Professor Stuart Pitson, to take his work one-step closer to clinical application.

4 July 2016

Prof Sharad Kumar awarded ANZSCDB President's Medal

The CCB congratulates Prof Sharad Kumar on being awarded The Australia and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology (ANZSCDB) President's Medal.

28 June 2016

2016 RAH Research Fund Medical Research Impact Grant Recipients Announced

Congratulations to CCB Professors Michael Brown, Paul Reynolds, Angel Lopez, A/Professor Claudine Bonder & Dr Joanna Woodcock on receiving funding in the 2016 Medical Research Impact Grant Round

22 June 2016

2016 MF & MH Joyner Scholarship in Medicine

The CCB Directors, Professors Angel Lopez and Sharad Kumar are pleased to congratulate Ms Melissa Bennett on the prestigious honour of being awarded the 2016 MF & MH Joyner Scholarship in Medicine.

14 June 2016

Ross Wishart Memorial Award 2016

The CCB Directors, Professors Angel Lopez and Sharad Kumar are delighted to congratulate Ms Sarah Boyle and her supervisor Dr Marina Kochetkova on the honor of winning the ASMR’s Ross Wishart Memorial Award.

10 March 2016

Dr Sophie Wiszniak has won the 2016 Mary Overton Early Career Fellowship

Dr Sophie Wiszniak has won the 2016 Mary Overton Early Career Fellowship to pursue her research in unravelling the mysterious cause of congenital heart defects, a common problem affecting one in 100 babies.

9 March 2016

Blood Cancer Gene Discovery

A genetic discovery from Professor Hamish Scott and his research team at the Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB) will help to identify and monitor people at very high risk of developing blood cancers such as leukaemia and lymphoma. An article published in the haematology journal Blood, presents a major breakthrough for families with a history of blood cancers

22 December 2015

CCB Researchers discover link between inhibiting 14-3-3ζ protein and faster wound healing

Researchers in the Tumour Microenvironment Laboratory led by Dr. Michael Samuel, in collaboration with colleagues at the CCB and the Garvan Institute have discovered that inhibiting the molecular chaperone protein 14-3-3ζ accelerates the healing of skin wounds two-fold.

11 December 2015

Dr Quenten Schwarz has been awarded a Future Leader Fellowship from the Heart Foundation

Quenten Schwarz has been awarded a Future Leader Fellowship from the Heart Foundation to further his research into congenital heart defects. Dr Schwarz, who heads the CCB’s Neurovascular Research Laboratory, is delighted to receive the four-year Fellowship for his work defining the mechanisms controlling cardiac outflow tract formation in the human embryo.

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