Articles tagged with: Research

A heart-warming end to a big year

Thursday, 21 December 2017 Posted in News, 2017

A heart-warming end to a big year

The Avner Foundation made a lot of new friends this year, including many new people affected by Pancreatic Cancer and researchers who are working tirelessly to find a cure for the disease. It was particularly rewarding to end the year by bringing together one of our new-found supporters and friend, Dean Gorddard, with one of our new research collaborators.

Cancer Institute 2016

Thursday, 11 February 2016 Posted in News, 2016

Cancer Institute 2016

Back in 2012, the Cancer Institute of NSW released an important study that showed for Pancreatic Cancer patients undergoing surgery, there was a two-fold difference in survival rates between hospitals that do the surgery a lot (6 or more operations a year) versus those that do it rarely (less than 6 a year). Yesterday I had a meeting with David Currow, the CEO of the Cancer Institute of NSW and Chief Cancer Officer of NSW, to receive an update on this work.

Surgical Workshop

Sunday, 24 January 2016 Posted in News, 2016

Surgical Workshop

In 2015 Avner’s Foundation funded a surgical workshop that brought together medical experts from around Australia, including surgeons, medical oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and gastroenterologists.

Scientists from Australia and the UK have created a biosensor mouse that can predict the spread of Pancreatic Cancer.

Thursday, 14 January 2016 Posted in News, 2016

Scientists from Australia and the UK have created a biosensor mouse that can predict the spread of Pancreatic Cancer.

Dr Paul Timpson of Sydney’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research, co-led the research alongside Professor Kurt Anderson of the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, UK. The biosensor mouse makes it possible to look in real time at a primary tumour before it has start to spread and researchers can see at a molecular lever when cells have started to unzip – a sign that the cancer is about to spread to other parts of the body.