Top honours for cancer researchers

A test to predict the risk of relapse in children with leukaemia has won three UNSW researchers the Premier’s Award for Excellence in Translational Cancer Research.

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The Lowy Cancer Research Centre at UNSW.

Three cancer researchers from the University of New South Wales have received the Premier’s Award for Excellence in Translational Cancer Research for developing a test to predict the risk of relapse in children with leukaemia.

Professors Michelle Haber, Glenn Marshall and Murray Norris from the Child Cancer Research Collaborative received the award from NSW Minister for Health, Jillian Skinner.

UNSW PhD student Emma Ramsay, from the Translational Cancer Research Network, received the Pfizer Studentship Award for her research into the drug GSAO.

Rural Clinical School Dr Craig Underhill, a medical oncologist, received the Premier’s Award for Innovation in Cancer Clinical Trials for his clinical trials in the Murrumbidgee region.

The Pancreatic Cancer Research Group at the Garvan Institute received the inaugural Wildfire Award for their work to improve management of patients with pancreatic cancer.

The full media release can be viewed here.

Media contact: Linda McSweeny, UNSW Media Office, 9385 8107