New three-year Brain Cancer Research Fellowship
Funds raised by those who attended the 2019 Pink Yellow Blue Ball and SAPOL’s Ride Like Crazy event, and generous donation from supporters in the community and Sarah Constructions, will fund a new three-year Brain Cancer Research Fellowship, shared between Flinders University’s Associate Professor Simon Conn and Dr Cedric Bardy.
The pair will use the fellowship to focus on developing biomarkers for the earliest possible detection of brain cancer, and take steps towards creating personalised treatments for those diagnosed with the disease to give them more time with their loved ones and, hopefully one day, the chance to beat it.
Unlike other cancers, there has been no improvement in survival of patients with brain cancer over the past 30 years. A statistic these researchers want to change.
“Were going to be using the best skills from both our labs to try and discover this disease before it’s too late, and then long term we want patients to have personalised treatment for brain cancer like they have for other cancers,” Dr Bardy says.
“Thank you so very much because without this funding we couldn’t take this giant step towards making a difference for these patients,”
A/Prof Conn says.
Flinders researchers receive prestigious awards
Flinders University researchers Dr Yee Lian Chew and Dr Ash Hopkins have been recognised for their research excellence and enthusiasm for science communication, named in the Young Tall Poppy Science Awards for 2021.
Meet the new Cancer Wellness Centre Project Manager
There is a new, smiling face to greet patients and families at the Cancer Wellness Centre at Flinders Medical Centre.
Improving the lives of children with glaucoma
Thanks to generous supporters of eye health at Flinders, researchers are hoping to improve the lives of children with glaucoma by identifying genes which lead to more severe outcomes, while also focusing on methods to improve quality of life for patients, and their families.
Drakes Supermarkets giving patients with advanced cancers the best chance of survival
Drakes Supermarkets are giving patients with advanced cancers the best chance of survival and precious time to spend with their loved ones.
Mary Overton Fellowship: Worms the key to understanding brains
New research at Flinders is using tiny worms to understand how human brains learn, with hopes of helping those with chronic pain and neurodegenerative disorders.
Flinders Joins Freemasons Centre for Male Health and Wellbeing
Research focusing on male health and wellbeing has received a considerable boost, with Flinders University and Flinders Foundation joining the Freemasons Centre for Male Health and Wellbeing.
Ralph Ernst PhD Scholarship in Prostate Cancer Research Announced
A grateful patient, treated only briefly at Flinders more than three decades ago, is providing a long-lasting legacy by helping researchers to develop new treatments for men with incurable, metastatic prostate cancer.
FibroScan Arrives at Flinders
Thanks to generous community support, patients at Flinders Medical Centre, and across regional and remote South Australia, are now receiving the monitoring they need to help detect liver cancer before it’s too late.
Little Lenny’s under the sea emergency adventure
Dolphin rides, swimming with seals and playing in a room full of kittens… Doesn’t sound like your average trip to the emergency department does it?
Preventing Blindness Demi’s Dream
As a trained optometrist working in an eye clinic, Demi Gertig regularly treated patients with vision loss and those at-risk of blindness.