Dr Emily Colvin

Harnessing the power within to conquer Pancreatic Cancer


Harnessing the power within to conquer pancreatic cancer


2015 "Woolies on Wheels" Innovation Grant


Kolling Institute, Royal North Shore Hospital/University of Sydney

Principal Investigator

Dr. Emily Colvin, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney

Time required to complete project

1 year

Project Summary

Harnessing "the power within us" is emerging as a powerful weapon against cancer. Therapies that unleash the body's immune system to seek out and destroy pancreatic cancer will be assessed in combination with chemotherapy. This Avner “Woolies on Wheels” research will provide new options and hope for patients with pancreatic cancer.

Dr Emily Colvin, Kolling Institute

Research Reports
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‘Woolies on Wheels’ Innovation Grants

The Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation's four "Woolies on Wheels" have been made possible by the efforts of the Woolworths business leaders who cycled the 2014 ‘Woolies on Wheels’ charity cycle to raise funds in support of Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. The grants will support $100,000 in seed funding for innovative Pancreatic Cancer projects with a desire to increase interest and investment in pancreatic cancer research.

The objectives of the ‘Woolies on Wheels’ Innovation grants are to:

  • Support established scientists and/or early career researchers to develop preliminary data necessary to support pursuit of additional funding in subsequent years.
  • Encourage and retain talented skilled individuals in the field of pancreatic cancer.

Emphasis will be given to support novel approaches examples of which would include immunotherapy.