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.
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Scholarship shines spotlight on sleep conditions
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The Simonds Charity Home SOLD
It was a fun morning of games and giveaways in Lightsview. Local families and prospective buyers walked through the incredible two-storey home before an action-packed auction.
The Simonds Charity Home
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2022 Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant Round now open
The 2022 Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant Round is now open to all eligible researchers across the Flinders medical precinct, including Flinders University researchers involved in health and medical research.
Combatting blinding cancer
Thanks to your support, treatments for a rare eye cancer that can spread to the brain will be analysed at Flinders University using data from a new international registry.
Dedicated Outreach Nurse joins Cancer Wellness Centre
A partnership between Flinders Foundation and Cancer Council SA is providing a dedicated nurse for people affected by cancer in the Flinders Cancer Wellness Centre.
Jane’s Wish – the Jane Watson Ramsey PhD Scholarship in Multiple Myeloma Research
Ali Habib, recipient of the inaugural Jane Watson Ramsey PhD Scholarship in Multiple Myeloma Research, says Jane and Bill’s generosity is providing him with the opportunity to make a difference for people living with the incurable disease.
The Ryan Hodges Scholarship in Precision Dosing
The Ryan Hodges Scholarship in Precision Dosing has been established in memory of Ryan, who passed away in October 2021.
Giving hope to people with brain cancer
Often, by the time a person is diagnosed with brain cancer, it’s too late to cure them.