NHMRC Grant Success for ANZCHOG-BN Members

Congratulations to ANZCHOG-BN members Prof Jennifer Byrne (Chair) and Dr Jamie Fletcher on successfully securing NHMRC Ideas Grants for 2020!

Dr Jamie Fletcher, Project Leader at Children’s Cancer Institute. Improving induction therapy for high-risk neuroblastoma through bypass or inhibition of P-glycoprotein.

Prof Jennifer Byrne, Director of Biobanking at NSW Health Pathology Statewide Biobank. Prevalence and impact of fraudulent cancer research publications targeting the functions of human genes.

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Research publications (2018)

2018 research publications resulting from the ANZCHOG Biobanking Network’s biospecimens

Vinci, M et al. (2018) Nature Medicine, 24:1204. Functional diversity and cooperativity between subclonal populations of pediatric glioblastoma and diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma cells. [Queensland Children’s Tumour Bank].
Halliday BJ, et al. (2018) PLoS Genetics, 14: e1007399. Germline mutations and somatic inactivation of TRIM28 in Wilms tumour [Children’s Hospital Westmead Tumour Bank].
Burford, A et al. (2018) Scientific Reports, 8: 1032.The ten-year evolutionary trajectory of a highly recurrent paediatric high grade neuroepithelial tumour with MN1:BEND2 fusion [Queensland Children’s Tumour Bank].

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Event Recap: Biobanking Conference ‘Improving biobank standards – local and global perspectives’ Sydney 2018

The one day biobanking conference “Improving biobank standards -local and global perspective” was held on 11th June 2018 at the Kerry Packer Auditorium, Sydney. The event brought together over 180 biobanking professionals from all levels of government, private industry and academic sectors. We were fortunate in securing 14 esteemed national and international speakers who highlighted the Australasian biobanking community’s interest in improving biobanking standards.  A tour of the NSW Health Statewide Biobank, the first and largest facility of its kind in Australia,

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