The success of this years Beanie for Brain Cancer campaign has allowed the Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) Centre for Brain Cancer Research at the The University of Newcastle to provide funding for six innovation grants, totalling a commitment of $712,715 over the next two years.
The Centre selected projects on merit that were innovative and align with the MHF Centre’s core objectives, to promote research which is most likely to improve the outcomes of patients with brain cancer in Australia. Congratulations to all of the successful applicants, we are very excited to see the results of your work.
The projects include -
An effective targeted therapy for glioblastoma - Dr ChenChen Jiang, Prof Hubert Hondermarck, Dr James Lynam, Prof Michael Fay & Dr Sam Faulkner - the University of Newcastle
Improving outcomes in glioblastoma patients with FET-PET radiotherapy treatment planning - Assoc Prof Eng-Siew Koh, Prof Andrew Scott, Prof Martin Ebert, Prof Mike Fay & Ms Alisha Moore - ONJCRI
Communication and emotional support skills training for health professionals working with people with brain cancer and their families: A codesign and pilot study - Prof Tamara Ownsworth, Assoc Prof Mark Pinkham, Dr Jodie Nixon & Prof Mike Fay - Griffith University
Using amide proton transfer weighted-MRI to investigate grade 4 gliomas and distinguished recurrence from radiation-induced - Dr Oun Al-iedani, Assoc Prof Saadallah Ramadan, Prof Mike Fay, Dr Stefano Casagranda & Dr Peter Lau - University of Newcastle
Utilising a translational nanopharmaceutics approach to improving drug delivery in diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma - Assoc Prof Susan Hua, Prof Matt Dun, Dr Ryan Duchatel, Miss Evie Jackson & Miss Lauren Arms - University of Newcastle
Ferromagnetic nanoparticles for targeted hyperthermia treatment of glioblastoma - Assoc Prof Ivan Kempson, Prof Mike Fay, Assoc Prof Paul Tooney & Mr Christopher Fox - University of South Australia