Cancer

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Groups / Projects Research Lead Dept / Centre
A mouse model of duodenal atresia Associate Professor Warrick Teague Paediatrics
A new automated measure of breast cancer risk from digital and film mammography (Cirrus) Professor John Hopper Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
A novel approach to discovering genes associated with cancer risk from GWAS and EWAS data Professor John Hopper Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
ACRF Translational Research Laboratory Professor David S Ritchie
Medicine and Radiology
Advanced Limb Reconstruction Professor Peter Choong
Surgery
Allergy and Lung Health Prof Shyamali Dharmage
Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Analysing and Interpreting protein structures Dr David Ascher Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Analysing genetic roles of RNA-binding proteins and alternative splicing in Drosophila stem cells Associate Professor Gary Hime Anatomy and Neuroscience
Analysis of circulating microRNAs in patient serum as a non-invasive biomarker platform Dr Rachel Koldej Medicine and Radiology
AOD Hotspots Project Marnie Marin Centre for Health Equity
ASCEND Research Network Program Professor Brian Oldenburg Centre for Health Equity
Ascher laboratory: Structural biology and bioinformatics Dr David Ascher
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Australian Mammographic Density Research Facility (AMDRF) Professor John Hopper Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Benefits of home-based rehabilitation in lung cancer Professor Linda Denehy Nursing
Biochemical and structural basis of the tumour suppression mechanism of CSK-homologous kinase Associate Professor Heung-Chin Cheng Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biomarkers of human papillomavirus-related cancers Suzanne Garland
Alyssa Cornall
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Bo&MeRanG Research Projects Dr Marie Greyer
Bogoyevitch laboratory: Regulatory biology Associate Professor Marie Bogoyevitch
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Boussioutas Laboratory: Gastrointestinal Cancer Associate Professor Alex Boussioutas
Medicine and Radiology
Breast Cancer Professor John Hopper
Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Breast cancer follow-up and prospective analyses Professor John Hopper Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Buchanan laboratory: Oncogenomics (colorectal cancer) Dr Daniel Buchanan
Pathology
Cancer
Cancer Professor Jon Emery
General Practice
Cancer in Biomedicine
Cancer in Medicine
Cancer Nursing Research Professor Mei Krishnasamay
Nursing
Cancer Signalling Research Laboratory Dr Hong-Jian Zhu
Surgery
Cancer Survivorship
Cardiovascular and Tumourivascular Laboratory Dr Peter J Wookey
Medicine and Radiology
Cell/cell and cell/matrix adhesion in the regulation of tumour-initiating cells Associate Professor Frederic Hollande Pathology
Cheng laboratory: Molecular enzymology of protein kinases and phosphatases involved in human diseases Associate Professor Heung-Chin Cheng
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
CHEST Australia Trial: A Phase II RCT of an Intervention to Reduce Time-to-Consult With Symptoms of Lung Cancer Professor Jon Emery,
Herman Professor of Primary Care Cancer Research
General Practice
Circulating Biomarkers in Liver Malignancy Christopher Christophi
Christopher Christophi
Surgery
Colon Cancer Family Registry Cohort Professor Mark Jenkins Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Colorectal Cancer Professor Mark Jenkins
Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Colorectal Cancer Screening Professor Mark Jenkins Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Communication skills: Consumer led training modules for cancer health care workers Professor Meinir Krishnasamy Nursing
Comprehensive lipidome profiling to identify functional biomarkers of colorectal cancer metastasis Professor Gavin E. Reid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Surgery Research
Defining unmet needs of haematology survivors: An exploratory study to inform intervention development Professor Meinir Krishnasamy Nursing
Designing better drugs Dr David Ascher Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Development of a tailored supportive care intervention for women living with advanced breast cancer Professor Meinir Krishnasamy Nursing
Development of an online education resource to improve nursing care of older people with cancer Professor Meinir Krishnasamy Nursing
Development of self-reporting fluorescent chemosensor peptide substrates as molecular sensors Associate Professor Heung-Chin Cheng Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dissecting the relevance of a novel molecular pathway in stem cells and immunodeficiencies Dr Mark Chong Medicine and Radiology
Effective suicide prevention campaign material for young people: A randomised controlled trial Professor Jane Pirkis Centre for Mental Health
EMT regulators in intestinal and germline stem cells Associate Professor Gary Hime Anatomy and Neuroscience
Excellence in NonCOmmunicable disease REsearch (ENCORE) between Australian and India Professor Brian Oldenburg Centre for Health Equity
Exercise oncology Professor Linda Denehy
Physiotherapy
First Aid Training for Parents of Teenagers - a Randomized Controlled Trial (TPOT Study) Julie-Anne Fischer
Professor Anthony Jorm
Centre for Mental Health
Frequent and Continuing Contacts to Lifeline Crisis Support Services Professor Jane Pirkis Centre for Mental Health
Giving an adult life after Fontan surgery to those with the most severe congenital heart conditions Dr Kim Dalziel Centre for Health Policy
Global Burden of Disease group research Professor Alan Lopez
Governance and Financing Associate Professor Peter Annear
Nossal Institute for Global Health
Gynaecology Research Centre Professor Peter Rogers
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Harnessing novel immunotherapies to restore immunity in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia Professor David Ritchie Medicine and Radiology
Having the conversation: Embedding advanced care planning (ACP) into the care of older patients having major cancer surgery Professor Meinir Krishnasamy Nursing
Hickey Research Group Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Hime laboratory: Stem cell genetics Associate Professor Gary Hime
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Hollande laboratory: Molecular mechanisms of tumour progression Associate Professor Fred Hollande
Pathology
HONORARY APPOINTMENTS’ RESEARCH PROJECTS Surgery
Host responses to therapy and the tumour microenvironment contribute to the development of tumour resistance Christopher Christophi
Christopher Christophi
Surgery
How do Anti-Epileptic Drugs Work? Dr Chris French Medicine and Radiology
How to control Natural Killer cells to improve stem cell transplant outcomes David Ritchie
Joanne Davis
Medicine and Radiology
Identification of biomarkers to novel therapies in Myelodysplasia Professor David S Ritchie Medicine and Radiology
Identifying and characterising Lynch syndrome within the population Dr Daniel Buchanan Pathology
Identifying biomarkers of risk and poor prognosis in CRC Dr Daniel Buchanan Pathology
Identifying Critical Success Factors for Mammographic Screening Prof Margaret Kelaher Centre for Health Policy
Identifying novel genetic risk factors for colorectal cancer Dr Daniel Buchanan Pathology
Implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Indonesia Associate Professor Harry Minas Centre for Mental Health
Improving outcomes in lung cancer: implementation of physical activity guidelines Professor Linda Denehy
Physiotherapy
Improving the Health of People With Type 2 Diabetes Using New Technologies to Optimise Self Management Professor Brian Oldenburg Centre for Health Equity
Improving therapy in breast cancer associated with an inherited risk Dr Andrew Deans Medicine and Radiology
In vitro brain tumour model – studying epileptic seizure development and sensitivity to anti-cancer therapy Dr Chris French Medicine and Radiology
Inflammatory biomarkers of allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplantation outcome Lynette Chee
Rachel Koldej
Medicine and Radiology
International Mismatch Repair Consortium Professor Mark Jenkins Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Keeping JNK in its place Associate Professor Marie Bogoyevitch Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Linkage of hospital and primary care data to drive improvements in cancer care Jon Emery General Practice
Liver Group Professor Christopher Christophi
Surgery
M-Health: Efficacy and Cost-effectiveness of a smartphone App to reduce unmet needs and distress in people with cancer (ACE): a randomized controlled trial Professor Meiner Krishnasamy Nursing
Male Health Professor Dallas English
Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Maligant wounds: Establishing a platform of knowledge for future practice oriented research Professor Meinir Krishnasamy Nursing
Manometric studies on oesophageal atresia and colorectal disorders Dr Sebastian King Paediatrics
Mantamadiotis laboratory: Cancer signalling Dr Theo Mantamadiotis
Pathology
Melbourne Refugee Studies Program Associate Professor Harry Minas Centre for Mental Health
Mental health first aid training in the workplace: a randomized controlled trial of online and blended modes Professor Anthony Jorm Centre for Mental Health
Mental Health in Multicultural Australia Program Associate Professor Harry Minas Centre for Mental Health
Mental Health Policy and Practice Professor Jane Pirkis
Centre for Mental Health
Metastasis Research Group Professor Albert G Frauman
Medicine and Radiology
Migration of melanoma cells in the neural crest environment Dr Sonja McKeown Anatomy and Neuroscience
Mitochondrial protein biogenesis in mammalian cells Dr Diana Stojanovski Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Molecular Mechanisms of Tumour Resistance Laboratory Rodney Luwor Surgery
Multidisciplinary care for women with metastatic breast cancer Professor Meinir Krishnasamy Nursing
National Taskforce for Mental Health System Development Vietnam  Associate Professor Harry Minas Centre for Mental Health
Nerve transfers for restoration of upper limb function in tetraplegia Dr Arthur Hsueh Centre for Health Policy
Neural Dynamics Laboratory Dr Chris French
Medicine and Radiology
Neuroepidemiology Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence for Reducing the Burden of Colorectal Cancer by Optimising Screening Professor Jon Emery,
Herman Professor of Primary Care Cancer Research
General Practice
Non Communicable Disease Unit Professor Brian Oldenburg
Centre for Health Equity
Novel interventions to treat cardiac cachexia in cancer and chemotherapy Dr Kate Murphy Physiology
Novel investigations and treatments for intractable, chronic constipation Dr Bridget Southwell Paediatrics
Novel regulators of germline stem cells Associate Professor Gary HIme Anatomy and Neuroscience
Novel treatments for colorectal disorders Dr Sebastian King Paediatrics
Optimal Pain Assessment in Joint Replacement Patients​ Dale Baum Surgery
Optimising the Capability of the Allied Health Workforce within Cancer Prehabilitation Professor Lynette Joubert Social Work
Optimising the management of patients awaiting liver transplantation Christopher Christophi
Michael Fink
Surgery
Paediatric and Adolescent Fertility Preservation Taskforce Yasmin Jayasinghe
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
PanSupport - development of an experience based co-design, supportive care app with and for people affected by pancreatic cancer Professor Mei Krishnasamay
Patient reported outcomes: getting the timing right Chris Schilling Centre for Health Policy
Personalising treatments for genetic diseases Dr David Ascher Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
PillCam Colon and IBD Professor Finlay Macrae Medicine and Radiology
Population Mental Health Professor Anthony Jorm
Centre for Mental Health
Postnatal germ cells are controlled by FSH during ‘minipuberty’ at 3-6 months of age, and deranged by cryptorchidism to cause seminoma and infertility Dr Ruili Li Paediatrics
Practice Research Program in Health and Mental Health Professor Lynette Joubert
Social Work
Predictors and consequences of allergies that impact on children getting a healthy start to life Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Prevention and management of non-communicable diseases (including cancer), and promotion of mental health
Promoting an improved patient experience in gynaecological cancer care Professor Lynette Joubert Social Work
Promoting excellent cancer pain management at a comprehensive cancer centre in Victoria, Australia. Introduction and evaluation of a pain nurse consultant Professor Meinir Krishnasamy Nursing
Prostate cancer progression inhibition Professor Albert G Frauman Medicine and Radiology
Prostate Cancer Research Group Professor Christopher Hovens
Surgery
Protein engineering Dr David Ascher Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Protein kinases involved in pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease Associate Professor Heung-Chin Cheng Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
RCT of RT for low risk luminal A breast cancer Professor Meinir Krishnasamy Nursing
Reducing disparities in mortality and survival for rural Victorians with colorectal cancer Rebecca Bergin General Practice
Reducing the burden of colorectal cancer by optimising screening: evidence to clinical practice Professor Mark Jenkins Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Regulation of invadopodium function and involvement in cancer cell invasion Dr Stanley Stylli Surgery
Regulation of telomerase activity in B cells Dr Asolina Braun Microbiology and Immunology
Regulators of allogeneic stem cell engraftment, graft versus host disease and graft-versus leukaemia Professor David Ritchie Medicine and Radiology
Regulators of plasticity and treatment response in colorectal cancer Associate Professor Frederic Hollande Pathology
Reid laboratory: Proteomics and lipidomics in health and disease Professor Gavin E. Reid
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Reproductive Steroids Research Group Prof Mathis Grossmann, MD, PhD, FRACP
Medicine and Radiology
Restoring immunocompetency in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Professor Fabienne Mackay Microbiology and Immunology
Role of calcitonin receptor in stressed cells and diseased tissues: a new paradigm based on expression in the pre-apoptotic cell stress response Dr Peter J Wookey Medicine and Radiology
Role of p-21-activated kinases in pancreactic cancer Graham Baldwin
Dr Mehrdad Nikfarjam
Surgery
The role of the Renin Angiotensin System in tumour progression and recurrence following tumour resection Christopher Christophi
Christopher Christophi
Surgery
Serrated Polyposis Syndrome Prof Finlay Macrae Medicine and Radiology
Serum biomarkers of brain cancer Dr Andrew Morokoff Surgery
Southey laboratory: Genetic epidemiology laboratory Professor Melissa Southey
Pathology
Spinal Biology Laboratory Gerald Quan
Surgery
Structural biology of proteins involved in cancer Prof Michael Parker Medicine and Radiology
Supporting Earlier Cancer Diagnosis and Efficient Referral Pathways in General Practice Jon Emery General Practice
Surgical Research Group Professor John M Hutson AO
Paediatrics
Targeting the angiogenic and osteoclastic pathways in spinal cancer Gerald Quan
Gerald Quan
Surgery
Targeting the Lymphatics in colorectal Liver metastasis Christopher Christophi
Christopher Christophi
Surgery
Taylor: Jack Brockhoff Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Research Unit Professor Ian Taylor
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Teen Mental Health First Aid training: A pilot cluster randomized controlled trial Professor Anthony Jorm Centre for Mental Health
The ADVENT Study Dr Adrienne O'Neil Centre for Health Equity
The assessment of oral cancer risk using a chair-side tool for salivary aldehyde production Professor Michael McCullough Surgery
The CGA-Oncology Study: Comprehensive geriatric assessment and intervention in older lung cancer patients Professor Andrea B Maier Medicine and Radiology
The development of a nurse-sensitive, cancer care complexity index Professor Meinir Krishnasamy Nursing
The gut hormone, ghrelin, its pharmacology, and the possible application of ghrelin receptor agonists in therapy Professor John B Furness Anatomy and Neuroscience
The HOLISM Study Professor George Jelinek Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The Kerala Diabetes Prevention Program (KDPP) Professor Brian Oldenburg Centre for Health Equity
The PEPP Study Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The Prevalence of Risk Factors for Melanoma Using the MelaTool Risk Calculator in Primary Care Patients Professor Jon Emery,
Herman Professor of Primary Care Cancer Research,
General Practice
The Psychosocial Health and Wellbeing Research (emPoWeR) Unit Dr Michelle Peate
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The role of FANCM gene in inherited breast cancer Dr Andrew Deans Medicine and Radiology
The role of invadopodia in glioma invasion and response to therapeutics Dr Stanley Stylli Surgery
The role of miRNA in oral mucosal disorders Professor Michael McCullough Surgery
The role of RECQL4 gene in cancer predispositon Dr Andrew Deans Medicine and Radiology
The STOP-MS Study Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The Victorian Suicide Register Project Professor Jane Pirkis Centre for Mental Health
The WELL MS study Doctor Claudia Marck Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The Women's Wellness after Cancer Program: A National Multisite Randomised Clinical Trial of an E-Health Enabled Lifestyle Modification Intervention to Improve the Health and Wellness of Women after Cancer Treatment Professor Meinir Krishnasamy Nursing
TIGER home based rehab for advanced lung cancer: RCT Professor Linda Denehy Physiotherapy
Tobacco-attributable mortality Professor Alan Lopez Global Burden of Disease group research
Trans-generational effects: exposures before conception & offspring risk of asthma and allergies Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Transcriptional regulation of intestinal organoid differentiation Associate Professor Gary Hime Anatomy and Neuroscience
Ubiquitination and Fanconi Anemia Dr Andrew Deans Medicine and Radiology
Ultrasound Professor Robert N Gibson
Medicine and Radiology
Understanding the aetiology of Serrated Polyposis Syndrome Dr Daniel Buchanan Pathology
Understanding The Immune Environment in Metastatic Melanoma Dr David Gyorki Surgery
Undescended testis and inguinal hernia result from defects in the same mechanism Professor John M Hutson AO Paediatrics
Use of Connexin43 peptides as a treatment for glioma Dr Stanley Stylli Surgery
Using lipidomics and proteomics to find biomarkers that predict progression of multiple sclerosis Professor George Jelinek Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Western Health Cancer Research Professor Michael Green
Medicine and Radiology
What causes adult asthma, COPD and sleep disordered breathing Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
What workplaces can do to improve mental health Professor Anthony Jorm Centre for Mental Health
WhatWorks4u.org: Helping to improve mental health treatment for young people Professor Anthony Jorm Centre for Mental Health
When should health professionals override parents' decisions about a child's medical treatment? Centre for Health Equity
WorkHealth Improvement Networks Evaluation and Monitoring Framework Dr Nerida Joss Centre for Health Equity
WorkplaceAid: a trial on improving mental health and physical first aid skills in the workplace Dr Nicola Reavley Centre for Mental Health