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.
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.
Flinders Foundation welcomes Linda Williams APM to Board of Directors
The Chair of Flinders Foundation Alan Young AM is pleased to announce that South Australia Police (SAPOL) Deputy Commissioner Linda Williams APM has joined Flinders Foundation’s Board of Directors.
Bespoke cameras keeping newborn babies, families connected
New bespoke camera technology will provide comfort and reduce stress for families of premature babies in the Flinders Medical Centre Neonatal Unit.
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.