In excellent news for head and neck cancer research, Prof Jonathan Clark AM has been awarded a $3.75m Translational Program Grant from the Cancer Institute NSW.
Prof Clark and his team are working with researchers from NSW Health Pathology, the University of Wollongong, the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Macquarie University, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) and Bioengineering and Mathematics at the University of Sydney to find ways to reduce the impact of surgery for head and neck cancers.
The team of chief investigators draws on expertise from across a wide range of disciplines including surgery, medical oncology, statistical bioinformatics, pathology, cell biology, biomedical engineering and electromaterials:
- A/Prof Ruta Gupta
- Professor Michael Boyer AM
- Dr Jenny Lee
- A/Professor Bruce Ashford
- Professor Marie Ranson
- Professor Jean Yang
- Professor Helen Rizos
- Professor Gregg Suaning
- Professor Gordon Wallace AO
Prof Clark’s research aims to gain a deeper understanding of the complex biology of this diverse group of cancers. Other areas of focus include improving ways to detect these devastating cancers earlier, developing new treatments and the use of new technology to improve outcomes after surgery.
This grant will not only allow Prof Clark and his team to work on these important research programs, it opens up the path to take the discoveries out of the lab and put them into practice for our patients.
Congratulations to Prof Clark and all the research collaborators involved. We look forward to seeing some of the exciting discoveries to come from this wonderful opportunity.