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.
Brett’s Hope for Brain Cancer Breakthrough
Three years ago, Dr Brett Stringer arrived at Flinders to work on an idea to help improve survival for patients with the deadliest form of brain cancer – glioblastoma.
The healing sounds of music
Thanks to the generosity of Flinders Foundation supporters and a CommBank Staff Foundation Community Grant, elderly and palliative patients, as well as those undergoing rehabilitation, have been being entertained, soothed and moved by a variety of visiting musicians through a new ‘Music Matters’ program.
Panthers roar with Flinders Foundation
An exciting partnership has been launched between South Adelaide Football Club and Flinders Foundation for the benefit of the Southern Adelaide community.
New PET scan hope for ‘tricky’ tumours
“Groundbreaking” work out of Flinders is aiming to help doctors visualise ‘tricky’ tumours not visible on PET scans to help them make important cancer treatment decisions.
2023 Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant Round now open
Flinders Foundation, with support from Flinders University, is proud to open the 2023 Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant Round supporting health and medical research.
A novel blood test which could be used to monitor the treatment of lung cancer
Flinders Medical Centre Senior Consultant, Dr Anand Rose, has received a Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) Enquiry Grant for research into a novel blood test which could be used to monitor the treatment of lung cancer – the most common cause of cancer-related death in Australia.
Stroke Rehab goes Virtual
Researchers from Flinders University and UniSA are set to develop a new rehabilitation technique for stroke survivors using state-of-the-art Virtual Reality (VR) technology.
New Hope for Pancreatic Cancer
Dr Jean Winter and her Flinders University research team will soon begin trials of a world-first blood biomarker test for patients with pancreatic cancer.
Help for families in gambling battle
The Southern Adelaide Local Health Network’s (SALHN) Statewide Gambling Therapy Service provides psychological therapies to individuals with gambling addictions.
Rapid access to surgical procedures
Podiatrists at Noarlunga Hospital will trial a new model of care for anxious patients, to help them get rapid access to some minor surgical procedures.