How are the Premier's Awards helping cancer researchers?

How are the Premier's Awards helping cancer researchers?

2 May 2019

The Premier’s Awards not only recognise the state’s top cancer researchers but also propels their work to greater heights.

Hear from the 2017 winners and find out how it is influencing their work:

Professor Helen Rizos

Melanoma Translational Research Team – Wildfire Highly Cited Publication Award

The award is allowing Professor Rizos’ team to extend their research into regulating melanoma gene expression and its role in the response of melanoma to immunotherapy.

Professor Richard Scolyer and Professor Georgina Long

Melanoma Institute Australia – Excellence in Translational Cancer Research Award

The award is supporting a plethora of Melanoma Institute Australia research projects that made headlines around the world. These include discovering the specific mechanisms behind immune-mediated equilibrium – the reason malignant cells can remain dormant in a patient for years without manifesting as disease.

Professor Scolyer and Professor Long won major awards at the 2018 Premier’s Awards - find out more.

Professor Richard Kefford

Macquarie University – Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year Award

Professor Kefford’s is commissioning a tailor-made, melanoma-specific gene mutation panel for DNA sequencing machinery in their laboratory. The award is enabling his team to extend their research into regulating melanoma gene expression and its role in the response of melanoma to immunotherapy.


This was adapted from the article originally published on Cancer Institute NSW.

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