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Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland

Conjoint Professor

Faculty of Health and Medicine (Pharmacy and Experimental Pharmacology)

Career Summary

Biography

Prof. Stephen Ackland is Staff Specialist, Department of Medical Oncology, Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital and Professor, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle. He is the Director, Hunter Cancer Research Alliance; Director, University of Newcastle Priority Research Centre for Cancer Research Innovation and Translation; Director of Clinical Cancer Research Network HNE Health; Co-director of Hunter Medical Research Institute Cancer Research Program. He has played a key role in organisation, harmonisation and enhancements of translational and clinical research locally, on a state basis and nationally. He is Editor-in-Chief, Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. He is an inaugural member of the PRIMe consortium (Pharmacogenomics Research towards Individualised Medicine), a NSW Cancer Council-funded collaboration of 8 NSW hospitals and research institutes with the aim of facilitating cancer pharmacogenomics research in NSW.

Committee appointments include: Honorary Secretary, Medical Oncology Group of Australia, 1997-2000; Chairman, Medical Oncology Group of Australia, 1999-2000. Chair, Specialist Advisory Committee in Medical Oncology, RACP, 1999-2000; AMWAC Committee on Medical Oncology 1999-2001; President, Clinical Oncological Society of Australia 2004-2005; Director, Australian & New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group, 2007-, (and Chairman 2015-2017); Director, NSW Cancer Council, 2006-2014.

He is the author of over 100 original publications in peer-reviewed journals and first author on 18 of these. He was co-owner of 2 patents. He has been investigator on 25 grants totaling $10.9m, including lead investigator on 8 grants valued at approx $4m. He has had extensive involvement in cancer clinical trials, clinical pharmacokinetics and pre-clinical pharmacology of anticancer drugs and combinations. He has been the principal investigator on two Australian multi-institutional randomised controlled trials run through cancer cooperative trials groups, and principal investigator on a number of phase I & II trials. He is/has been a member of the trial management committee of a number of cancer cooperative trials groups, undertaking multi-institutional trials in breast and GI cancer.

Research Expertise
Basic and clinical pharmacology of anticancer drugs, including drug measurement, pharmacokinetics pharmacodynamics, and relevant genetics/genomics. Clinical trials in cancer mainly medical oncology.

Teaching Expertise
Teaches medical, nursing and allied health students and postgraduates in basic and clinical oncology. Also science students in pharmacology.

Administrative Expertise
Director of Medical Oncology 2001-2005. Manages the Medical Oncology research program (9 staff, clinical and lab). Chair of HMRI Cancer Research Program 2003 -present. Director, Hunter Cancer Research Alliance 2013- present. President of Clinical Oncological Soc of Australia 2004 and 2005. Chairman, Medical Oncology Group of Australia 1999 and 2000. Board member, TheraPPy Pty Ltd 2004-2006. Board member (non-Executive Director) Cancer Council NSW 2006-2014. Member, International Affairs Committee, Am Soc of Clin Oncol, 1998-2000 and 2006-2009. Board member (non-Executive Director), ANZ Breast Cancer Trials Group 2007-2017 (Chairman, 2015-2017).


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, University of Melbourne

Keywords

  • Clinical Trials
  • Medical Oncology
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacology

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111299 Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified 30
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified 35
111599 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences not elsewhere classified 35

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Director, Hunter Cancer Research Alliance University of Newcastle
Office of the PVC Health and Medicine
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/07/2007 -  Director ANZ Breast Cancer Trials Group
Australia
1/09/2006 - 31/12/2014 Director Cancer Council NSW
1/01/2005 -  Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Board - Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology

Overall responsibility for the strategy, operation and reputation of the Journal (30+ Associate Editors, 40 Editorial Board members)

Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
Japan
1/01/2004 - 1/01/2006 President Clinical Oncological Society of Australia
1/06/1984 - 1/06/1987 Fellow in Haematology and Oncology University of Chicago
Haematology and Medical Oncology
United States

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/09/2006 - 1/09/2009 Member, International Affairs Committee, ASCO

The IAC advises the Board on strategies and procedures to support and engage the increasing international membership (about 15,000) of the Society

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
United States
1/01/1999 - 1/01/2001 Chairman Medical Oncology Group of Australia
Australia
1/01/1997 - 1/12/1999 Membership - ASCO International Affairs Committee ASCO International Affairs Committee
Australia
1/01/1994 -  Membership -Scientific Advisory Committee Australasian GI Trials Group
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
15/07/2015 -  Chairman

Chairman of the Board

ANZ Breast Cancer Trials Group Ltd
Australia
1/03/2007 -  Area Director of Clinical Cancer Research Hunter New England Health
Clinical Cancer Research- Oncology
Australia
1/08/1995 -  Senior staff specialist Newcastle Mater Misericordiae Hospital
Medical Oncology
Australia
1/08/1987 - 1/08/1995 Staff Specialist Newcastle Mater Misericordiae Hospital
Medical Oncology
Australia

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
2001 Medical Oncology Group/GSK Travel Award
Medical Oncology Group of Australia

Invitations

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2015 Invited Plenary Speaker
Advanced breast cancer International Guidelines (ABC2)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 41
Total funding $21,314,150

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20175 grants / $1,011,565

The SPAR Trial: a randomised placebo-controlled phase 2 trial of simvastatin with preoperative chemoradiation for rectal cancer$449,448

This phase 2 clinical trial will recruit up to 222 patients from a number of Australian and New Zealand sites, under the management of the Australasian Gastrointestinal Trials Group and the Clinical Trial Centre at the University of Sydney.

Funding body: The Cancer Council NSW

Funding body The Cancer Council NSW
Project Team

Stephen P Ackland, Michael Jameson, Samuel Ngan, Nigel Spry, Andrew Stevenson, Tim Price, David Espinoza, Frank Frizelle, Roslyn Kemp, Maria Pearse

Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON N

Feasibility of minimally invasive, reliable and reproducible blood sampling techniques for chemotherapy dose optimisation in breast cancer$200,000

Funding body: National Breast Cancer Foundation

Funding body National Breast Cancer Foundation
Project Team Professor Jennifer Martin, Associate Professor Jenny Schneider, Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland
Scheme Pilot Study Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1600810
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

HMRI MRSP Cancer Research Program$190,008

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland, Professor Xu Dong Zhang, Laureate Professor Rodney Scott, Doctor Nikki Verrills, Conjoint Associate Professor Jarad Martin, Doctor Steve Smith, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Conjoint Professor Peter Greer, Conjoint Associate Professor Anthony Proietto, Doctor Fiona Day, Associate Professor Christopher Scarlett
Scheme NSW MRSP Infrastructure Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700603
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

The SPAR Trial: a randomised placebo-controlled phase 2 trial of simvastatin with preoperative chemorediation for rectal cancer$148,857

This phase 2 clinical trial will recruit up to 222 patients from a number of Australian and New Zealand sites, under the management of the Australasian Gastrointestinal Trials Group and the Clinical Trial Centre at the University of Sydney.

Funding body: Cancer Australia

Funding body Cancer Australia
Project Team

Stephen P Ackland, Michael Jameson, Samuel Ngan, NIgel spry, Andrew stevenson, Timothy Price, David Espinoza, Frank Frizelle, Roslyn Kemp, Maria Pearse

Scheme Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

Use of prochlorperazine to enable efficacy of targeted therapies in head and neck cancer$23,252

Funding body: Calvary Mater Newcastle

Funding body Calvary Mater Newcastle
Project Team Professor Jennifer Martin, Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700472
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20161 grants / $21,959

Bioimpedence Scales$21,959

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Jennifer Martin, Doctor Peter Galettis, Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600825
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20155 grants / $887,656

Advanced Technical Support for Oncology Single Cell Analysis Technologies$300,000

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Laureate Professor Rodney Scott, Professor Xu Dong Zhang, Professor Hubert Hondermarck, Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland, Doctor Craig Gedye, Doctor Pradeep Tanwar, Doctor Chen Chen Jiang, Doctor Matt Dun, Professor Paul de Souza, Associate Professor Kevin Spring, Dr Tao Liu
Scheme Research Infrastructure Grants
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1500824
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

The Hunter Cancer Biobank (HCB): Maximising community value through validation, annotation and distribution throughout NSW$300,000

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Professor Marjorie Walker, Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland, Laureate Professor Rodney Scott, Professor John Forbes, Professor Xu Dong Zhang, Doctor Pradeep Tanwar, Doctor Nikola Bowden, Doctor Craig Gedye, Doctor James Lynam, Doctor Kelly Kiejda, Doctor Jennette Sakoff, Mr Loui Rassam, Dr Tara Roberts, Professor Soon Lee, Dr Betty Kan
Scheme Research Infrastructure Grants
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1500825
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

HNELHD Cancer Network Projects $137,718

Funding body: Hunter New England Local Health District

Funding body Hunter New England Local Health District
Project Team Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland, Conjoint Associate Professor Anthony Proietto
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1500910
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Live cell imager for enhancement of pre-clinical cancer studies in the Hunter Translational Cancer Research Centre$124,938

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland, Doctor Kelly Kiejda, Associate Professor Kevin Spring, Professor Xu Dong Zhang, Associate Professor Deborah Marsh, Associate Professor Christopher Scarlett, Doctor Pradeep Tanwar, Doctor Kathryn Skelding, Doctor Rick Thorne, Doctor Nikola Bowden
Scheme Research Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1500598
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Live cell imager for enhancement of pre-clinical cancer studies in the Hunter Translational Cancer Research Centre$25,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland, Doctor Kelly Kiejda, Associate Professor Kevin Spring, Professor Xu Dong Zhang, Associate Professor Deborah Marsh, Associate Professor Christopher Scarlett, Doctor Pradeep Tanwar, Doctor Kathryn Skelding, Doctor Rick Thorne, Doctor Nikola Bowden
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500953
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20146 grants / $6,476,908

Sub-Project - Hunter Cancer Research Alliance; HCRA$1,290,000

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland
Scheme Translational Cancer Research Centre Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2019
GNo GS140009
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

High Throughput Image Capture Platform for Translational Cancer Research$282,614

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland, Laureate Professor Rodney Scott, Professor John Forbes, Professor Xu Dong Zhang, Professor Marjorie Walker, Professor Hubert Hondermarck, Doctor Craig Gedye, Doctor Rick Thorne, Mr Loui Rassam, Doctor Stephen Braye
Scheme Research Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400626
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Biobanking Stakeholder Network Pre-Operative Consent Project$55,580

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Laureate Professor Rodney Scott, Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland
Scheme Community of Practice Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301060
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Circulating microRNAs and RNAs as biomarkers of response and toxicity to chemoradiotherapy for oesophageal cancer$22,500

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Xu Dong Zhang, Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401397
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

FU-SAFE: Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis Evaluating the Link Between Dihydropyrimidine Dehydrogenase (DPD) Genotype and/or Phenotype, and Severe Fluoropyrimidine-Related Toxicity$20,868

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301365
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20132 grants / $2,060,797

HMRI MRSP Infrastructure (12-16) – CANCER $1,960,797

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland
Scheme NSW MRSP Infrastructure Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1300588
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Investigation into a collaborative imaging database for NSW biobanks.$100,000

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Laureate Professor Rodney Scott, Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland, Assoc. Prof Nicholas Hawkins, Associate Professor Deborah Marsh
Scheme Community of Practice Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1300902
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20123 grants / $455,694

High-Resolution Isoelectric Phosphoprotein Signalling System for Signalling Research, Biomarker Validation and Drug Development – Equipment Grant$143,394

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Rick Thorne, Professor Xu Dong Zhang, Professor Hubert Hondermarck, Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland, Doctor Lisa Lincz, Doctor Jennette Sakoff, Emeritus Professor Leonie Ashman
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200555
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Mitotane pharmacodynamics in Adrenocortical Cancer in children and adults $20,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland, Doctor Jennette Sakoff, Ms MADHU Garg
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200319
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20113 grants / $2,745,074

Hunter Translational Cancer Research Unit$1,693,333

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland, Emeritus Professor Leonie Ashman, Professor John Forbes, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Conjoint Associate Professor Anthony Proietto, Laureate Professor Rodney Scott
Scheme Translational Cancer Research Unit
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1100545
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Priority Research Centre for Cancer$555,811

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland, Professor Xu Dong Zhang, Professor John Forbes, Emeritus Professor Leonie Ashman, Doctor Nikola Bowden, Professor Gordon Burns, Conjoint Professor Jim Denham, Professor Hubert Hondermarck, Doctor Lisa Lincz, Doctor Jennette Sakoff, Associate Professor Peter Stanwell, Doctor Rick Thorne, Doctor Nikki Verrills
Scheme Priority Research Centre
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1101013
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

HMRI MRSP Infrastructure (11-12)-Cancer $495,930

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland
Scheme NSW MRSP Infrastructure Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1101207
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20102 grants / $1,061,705

Feasibility study of an oncology nurse practitioner model of care at improving outcomes in a rural cancer setting$557,634

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Conjoint Associate Professor Anthony Proietto, Professor Billie Bonevski, Doctor Allison Boyes, Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland, Doctor Anthony Bonaventura, Mr Douglas Bellamy
Scheme Translational Health Service Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G0190563
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

HMRI MRSP Infrastructure Grant (10-11) - CANCER$504,071

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Emeritus Professor Leonie Ashman, Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland
Scheme NSW MRSP Infrastructure Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1100269
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20092 grants / $613,916

Provision of non-physical infrastructure support to enhance the breast cancer clinical trials research activities of the ANZ BCTG and its ability to build productive research collaborations$330,000

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Professor John Forbes, Associate Professor Frances Boyle, Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland, Professor Alan Coates
Scheme Research Infrastructure Grants
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G0190219
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

MRSP Infrastructure (09-10) Cancer$283,916

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Emeritus Professor Leonie Ashman, Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland
Scheme NSW MRSP Infrastructure Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900172
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20082 grants / $1,191,290

HMRI Cancer Research Program - MRSP Infrastructure$1,031,290

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland, Emeritus Professor Leonie Ashman, Professor John Forbes, Conjoint Professor Jim Denham, Conjoint Professor Peter Hersey, Professor Gordon Burns, Professor Adam McCluskey, Doctor Nikki Verrills
Scheme NSW MRSP Infrastructure Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0188622
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

HMRI Senior Research Fellow$160,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor John Attia, Emeritus Professor Maree Gleeson, Laureate Professor Rodney Scott, Conjoint Professor Vaughan Carr, Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland, Professor Michael Hazelton, Professor Trevor Day
Scheme Senior Fellowship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0188558
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20071 grants / $12,214

(102) Hunter Medical Research Institute - Cancer$12,214

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland
Scheme Publication Performance Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0187977
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20061 grants / $621,143

20053 grants / $3,677,564

Protocol development, web-based data collection and date quality assurance for all Cancer Cooperative Trials Groups$1,840,000

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland, Professor Alan Coates, Professor John Zalcberg, Professor Max Wolf, Dr Kwun Fong, Professor John Forbes, Dr Helen Irving, Dr Guy Toner, Professor Michael Friedlander, Professor John Thompson, Dr David Ball, Professor John Simes
Scheme Enabling Grants - Clinical Trials Resources
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0184628
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Enhancement of the ANZBCTG research program through the provision of infrastructure funding for essential management and operational personnel and other key activities $1,720,564

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Professor John Forbes, Professor Alan Coates, Professor John Simes, Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland
Scheme Research Infrastructure Grants
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0185068
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Proactive monitoring and intervention to reduce the pyschosocial impact of cancer therapy$117,000

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Doctor Allison Boyes, Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland
Scheme Research Infrastructure Grants
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185057
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

20021 grants / $10,000

New targets for chemotherapy: anti-cancer drugs that target protein phosphatases$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Adam McCluskey, Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland, Doctor Jennette Sakoff
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181459
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20012 grants / $431,665

Investigations into the biological functioning and prognostic value of novel metastatic marker for breast cancer.$420,665

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Gordon Burns, Conjoint Professor Anthony Leong, Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0179658
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Using Genetics and Pharmacokinetics to Predict Toxicity of Chemotherapy.$11,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180063
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20001 grants / $10,000

Pre-treatment Uracil: Dihydrouacil Ratio as a Predictor of 5FU Pharmacokinetics and Myelotoxicity of Chemotherapy.$10,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0178977
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

19991 grants / $25,000

Selective Inhibitors of Protein Phosphatases as Anti-cancer agents$25,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Jennette Sakoff, Professor Adam McCluskey, Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178390
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed3
Current0

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2007 PhD The Patterns of Care for Patients with Lung Cancer in the Hunter Region, Australia (1996-2002) PhD (Medicine), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2001 Honours Predicting myelotoxicity of 5-FU chemotherapy. Biol Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd, University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2000 Honours Influence of telomere length and telomerase activity in bone marrow progenitor cells on the time required to fully regenerate the bone marrow after an autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. Biol Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd, University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 145
United States 20
New Zealand 18
United Kingdom 13
Canada 11
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News

Funding boost for Newcastle cancer researcher

March 2, 2017

Cancer Council NSW has awarded nearly $6 million to 15 ground-breaking cancer research projects at their annual NSW Research Awards. The grants help fund future breakthroughs in cancer research, with 15 of Australia’s leading research teams paving the way for new ways to treat the disease.

Brain cancer studies become reality

Brain cancer studies to become a reality after show support

March 16, 2016

Brain cancer researchers in Newcastle say that a six-figure funding windfall resulting from Paul Harragon’s appearance on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here will unlock new international research pathways and allow a number of pilot studies and clinical trials to proceed.

Hunter scores new cancer equipment grants

August 20, 2015

NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner has announced 17 recipients for the 2015 Cancer Institute NSW Research Equipment Grants, with University of Newcastle researchers Professor Stephen Ackland and Professor Xu Dong Zhang among them.

Cancer Boost

Major cancer boost

June 3, 2014

The Hunter Cancer Research Alliance (HCRA) has become the first regionally based organisation to receive full Translational Cancer Research Centre status and an accompanying $6.5-million funding injection from the Cancer Institute NSW.

Cancer Genome Atlas

Cancer Genome Atlas

July 17, 2013

Scientists and clinicians aim to foster targeted approach to cancer treatment by improving communication channels.

 

Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland

Positions

Conjoint Professor
Medical Oncology
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Director, Hunter Cancer Research Alliance
Medical Oncology
Office of the PVC Health and Medicine
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Pharmacy and Experimental Pharmacology

Contact Details

Email stephen.ackland@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4014 3570
Mobile 0408 492868
Fax (02) 4968 0384
Link Research Networks

Office

Room NM.2
Building Mater Hospital Level 3 - New Med 2
Location Other

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