The Ingham Institute has received a prestigious grant worth $6.5 million from Cancer Institute NSW to establish the Centre for Oncology Education and Research Translation (CONCERT) – an initiative that will develop new drugs and treatments for Australian cancer patients.
The Director of the Ingham Institute Translational Cancer Research Unit Professor Paul de’ Souza said that the grant will boost the level translational cancer research exponentially, resulting in the rapid translation of research to help care for people suffering from cancer.
“The Ingham Institute together with our research partners see and treat a significant proportion of all cancer patients in NSW, including special populations such as those with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds or living in rural/remote areas,” said Professor de Souza.
“CONCERT will enable us to work together to more efficiently study specific cancers in-depth, improve the way that clinical care is delivered by maximising patient involvement and develop new technologies and methods,” he explained.
Interview with Professor Paul de’ Souza: