Georgina Long wins award for Outstanding Cancer Research
22 August 2014
Dr Georgina Long, Associate Professor of Melanoma Biology and Transitional Research, and Medical Oncologist at Melanoma Institute Australia, was awarded the Wildfire award at this year's Cancer Institute NSW's Premier Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research. This is the second year in a row that she has received an award from Cancer Institute NSW.
Georgina's area of focus is Phase I, II, and III clinical trials in adjuvant and metastatic melanoma and, along with her colleagues, has spear-headed the investigation of BRAF inhibitor activity in the brain. She is the chief investigator on the National Health and Medical Research Council funded research into molecular biology of melanoma, with a particular focus on clinical and biomarker correlates of systematic therapy sensitivity and resistance.
The Wildfire Award is awarded to an individual, or research team, for a highly cited publication that is expected to significantly influence cancer control or further research.
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