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NHMRC Investigator grant success

Congratulations to three of our Maridulu Budyari Gumal Nursing and Midwifery Implementation Science Academy members, Professor Sandy Middleton, Dr Caleb Ferguson, and Dr Christine Catling who were all awarded National Health and Medical Research Council Investigator Grants. On 20th May, the Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, announced the outcomes of the 2020 NHMRC Investigator Grants that were established by the Federal Government to support research programs of outstanding investigators at all career stages. With only 13% of applicants successful this year, the scheme provides funding over five-years commencing in 2021.

Wishing them all great success over the next five years!

New liquid biopsies could provide hope for brain cancer patients

Increasing the efficacy of brain cancer treatment traditionally requires access to tissue samples that can shed light on a tumour’s genetic makeup. But, with many malignancies buried deep inside essential areas of the brain, this tissue is often impossible to reach.

A new research project led by Associate Professor Therese Becker of the Ingham Institute is aiming to solve this problem. Using ‘liquid biopsies’ – that is, blood tests – the researchers hope to reveal critical information about individual patient tumours. 

Implementation Science Webinar

Maridulu Budyari Gumal SPHERE Implementation Science Platform hosted an Implementation Science Webinar on 18th November 2020.

New directions towards a better future for patients with pancreatic cancer

A partnership between the Pancreatic Cancer Research Hub (PCRH) and the Molecular Screening and Therapeutics (MoST) trial in Sydney could help improve the poor survival rates of pancreatic cancer.