Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories

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Apr

Dean’s commendation for doctoral thesis excellence - Congratulations Raj!

Raj Kumar Shrestha’s PhD thesis work entitled: “Elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying androgen-regulated lipid metabolism in prostate cancer” has been conferred with a Commendation for Doctoral Research Excellence by the Dean of Graduate Studies.  Well done Raj!   Raj’s PhD work was supported by an Adelaide Scholarship International (ASI), and a Freemasons Centre for Male Health and Wellbeing top-up scholarship.

06

Apr

Inaugural ”AHMS on Steroids” event

The DRMCRL kick-started a multidisciplinary social interest group of researchers who share the passion and knowledge for steroids/steroid hormone receptors. The “AHMS on Steroids” events aim to create an informal, fun environment for engaging discussions, networking, and collaborative opportunities. As inaugural host, DRMCRL Director Prof Wayne Tilley, welcomed about 30 people from across the AHMS building, Molecular Biosciences, SAHMRI, University of South Australia and Basil Hetzel Institute.  We hope this will be the first of many stimulating and rewarding events. 

19

Feb

Associate Professor Hickey guest speaker at the Ovarian Cancer Australia Morning Teal Event in Adelaide today

Associate Professor Theresa Hickey was the guest researcher speaking at the Ovarian Cancer Australia Morning Teal event hosted today by Senator Simon Birmingham (Federal Finance Minister) at the Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building, University of Adelaide. Theresa’s presentation (I’m OVARY-ACTING for a Breakthrough: Insights from breast cancer) highlighted activating the androgen receptor (AR) with “male” hormones as a new therapeutic approach in breast cancer recently published in Nature Medicine. Theresa discussed how this research has implications for ovarian cancer. Associate Professor Hickey was able to meet and discuss her seminal work on androgens in breast cancer with Senator Birmingham, Professor Peter Hoj (Vice Chancellor, University of Adelaide), Abbie Taylor (Ambassador, Ovarian Cancer Australia), John Gardner MP (Minister for Education, SA) and the many others, including students, present at the function.

19

Feb

DRMCRL researchers attend 33rd Annual Lorne Cancer Conference 2021

Professor Wayne Tilley, Associate Professor Theresa Hickey and Dr Amy Dwyer attended the 2021 Annual Lorne Cancer Conference held at the Mantra Lorne. The Lorne Cancer Conference was a unique experience with Victoria entering into a 5-day lockdown from Friday 12th February. This resulted in the program for Saturday being restructured to accommodate the postponed sessions from Friday. 

19

Feb

Excellent cartoon video explaining the DRMCRL breast cancer advance story

Watch this short video explaining the AR breast cancer story published recently in Nature Medicine (Hickey et al, Vol 27, 310-320; http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41591-020-01168-7).

05

Feb

Congratulations to Theresa Hickey - 2020 Executive Dean’s Research Award recipient

Associate Professor Theresa Hickey has been awarded the 2020 Executive Dean’s Research Award in the mid-career researcher (MCR) category. Her excellence was recognised in the areas of publication of outstanding research in high ranking, peer reviewed journals; significant contribution to successful grant applications; development and implementation of a multidisciplinary research project; significant contribution to the public awareness of health and medical science; successful commercialisation of a research idea and scholarly activities that have had, or are likely to have, a major impact on the health outcomes of individuals and/or populations.

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