HCRA Community Showcase

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 10:00 am — Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 03:00 pm

Location Caves Lecture Theatre, HMRI
Contact HCRA Operations Team, 4042 0862 or HCRA@newcastle.edu.au

HCRA are hosting a Community Showcase event on Wednesday 18 July 2018.  Hear from ten HCRA cancer researchers from a range of career stages, who will share their research through an oral and poster presentation.

The aim of this showcase will be to:

  • Allow HCRA researchers to gain experience in talking about their research to a community audience.
  • Give community members the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback for our researchers to consider and inform the future development of the cancer research projects.
  • Begin to establish connections and working relationships between our HCRA research membership and community members.


10.00am WelcomeTea and coffee available on arrival
10.15amProf Peter GreerImproving safety in radiation therapy with the Watchdog real time patient treatment verification system
10.30amAnne HerrmannYes? No? Maybe … Helping cancer patients make informed treatment decisions
10.45am A/Prof Doan NgoEarly detection of cardiac toxicity induced by chemotherapy
11.00amDr Mary-Claire HanlonCancer and sexually transmitted infection differences in experience (CASTIDE)
11.30am Poster PresentationAn opportunity to meet with the researchers and view their presentation in a take home poster format
12.45pmA/Prof Joerg LehmannFirst ever system to continuously and directly measure the internal anatomy to guide breast cancer radiation treatment under deep inspiration breath hold
1.00pmDr Bentre Talseth-PalmerIdentification of genetic factors for inherited colon cancer
1.15pmDr Kristen McCarterContinued smoking in cancer patients
1.30pmDr Peter PockneyThe impact of surgery, inflammation and sepsis on Neutrophil Extracellular Trap (NET) formation and subsequent metastatic disease in colorectal cancer
1.45pmClaire JeansLymphoedema in patients with head and neck cancer

Email HCRA@newcastle.edu.au or call Operations and Communications Officer, Gemma Rabonu on 02 4042 0862 with any questions regarding this event.

Please share with your family and friends and networks and encourage anyone interested in Cancer Research to attend.