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Cancer services grants

The Cancer Institute NSW promotes innovation amongst cancer health networks through our business improvement strategy projects and Health Service Innovation Grants.

Previous outcomes

Here you can find details of the outcomes of past and currently funded grants in this program stream, including example application forms and guidelines.

2012 Innovation Grants

Projects focusing on cancer care in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities
Project Project partners Funding (ex. GST)
Suffering and Silence: a theatre based approach to reducing the stigma associated with cancer in CALD communities Multicultural Health Service, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (LHD) $99,950
Reducing stigma and enabling help seeking for cancer in priority CALD communities in the Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD Centre for Health Initiatives, University of Wollongong and Multicultural Health Service, Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD $90,089
Hepatitis B - lets talk about it - engaging youth in addressing stigma, myths and misconceptions to reduce the burden of liver cancer in CALD communities Cancer Council NSW $100,000
Healthy and Happy Life in Sydney - A community partnership program for promoting cancer awareness and screening practices among Chinese and African Australians University of Western Sydney $72,561

 

Projects on cancer in Aboriginal communities
Project Project partners Funding(ex. GST)
Yarning Together: Health and cancer camp for Aboriginal people in Murrumbidgee LHD Aboriginal Health, Murrumbidgee LHD $50,000
Cancer Awareness and Services Promotion Activities to improve access to Cancer Services for Aboriginal Patients Far West LHD and Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation $23,750
Aboriginal Wellbeing - Closing the Gap in Cancer Care Mid North Coast LHD $50,000
Increase participation rates and awareness of breast and cervical screening programs for Aboriginal women through enhancement of current screening program Aboriginal Health, Northern Sydney LHD $42,000
Service Provider experiences as a basis to inform an Aboriginal cancer care framework within South Western Sydney LHD South Western Sydney LHD $50,000

 

Projects focusing on cancer care in the primary health sector
Project Project partners Funding (ex. GST)
Bridging the gap between rural and remote - improving the cancer journey for patients of the New England/North West Tamworth Oncology Unit, Hunter New England LHD $52,475
Real-time cancer care communication: Improving communication between multidiscplinary specialist teams and primary health care providers Murrumbidgee Medicare Local and Riverina Cancer Care Centre $42,000
Towards seamless cancer care: What do GPs in South Western Sydney need to facilitate better integration with cancer services? General Practice Unit - Fairfield Hospital, South Western Sydney LHD $50,030
A strategy to increase the involvement of primary care in the regional, rural and remote setting with a multidisciplinary approach to blood cancer care The Leukaemia Foundation $50,000
A collaborative development of a web-based palliative care pathway Calvary Mater Newcastle $41,605
Improving cancer outcome and survivorship through primary care Liverpool Hospital, South Western Sydney LHD $50,000
Implementation of E-Faxing and Internet Conferencing Technology to improve communication and collaboration between the North Coast Cancer Institute and Primary Health Care providers Mid North Coast LHD, North Coast Cancer Institute $50,000
Implementation of E-Faxing and Internet Conferencing Technology to improve communication and collaboration between the North Coast Cancer Institute and Primary Health Care providers Northern NSW LHD, North Coast Cancer Institute $50,000
Defining a role for GPs and patients in multidisciplinary team decisions on cancer care University of Sydney and Sydney LHD $50,000

2011

Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Clinical Training Fellowships

The Cancer Institute NSW is supporting the development of highly qualified cancer specialists through its Clinical Training Fellowship Program. An independent one-off stream for 2012 will fund positions for oncology specialists (and those nearing completion of qualifications in oncology); to work specifically with adolescents and young adults (AYAs) aged 15 to 24 years with cancer.

This Program will support such cancer professionals for one year (1.0 FTE), to enhance their clinical skills, expertise and understanding of the needs of adolescents and young adults with cancer, as well as establish links between paediatric and adult cancer services.

ID Recipient Project Title Administering Institution Funded
11/AYA/3-01 Dr Jennifer Chad A Fellowship for a radiation oncologist to develop AYA experience, and facilitate transfer of expertise and patient care between clinicians managing AYAs in a co-located paediatric and adult hospital. Western Sydney Local Health District $199,950

 

2010

Clinical Training Fellowships

Two streams are offered for Fellowships beginning in 2011. The first stream funds early career (post graduate) allied health and nursing professionals. The second provides funding for newly qualified oncology specialists.

Clinical Training Fellowships enhance and add depth to clinical practice, expertise and understanding. They support implementation of evidence based practice through further training experience under the mentorship of a senior cancer clinician who is expert in their chosen specialty of oncology (Salary support plus minor establishment costs & conference expenditures).

ID Recipient Project Title Administering Institution Funded
10/CLF/2-01 Dr Victoria Bray Cognitive symptoms in cancer patients and the evaluation of a home and internet-based cognitive rehabilitation programme in cancer survivors with self reported cognitive changes following chemotherapy Sydney South West Area Health Service $198,003
10/CLF/2-04 Dr Fiona Hegi-Johnson EviQ Cancer Treatment Radiotherapy Protocols Fellowship and Greater Sydney Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Fellowship. North Sydney Central Coast Area Health Service $198,951
10/CLF/2-07 Ms Tracy King A clinical practice initiative to improve the management of adverse effects of steroid therapy associated with the treatment of multiple myeloma. University of Sydney $117,678

 

Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Clinical Training Fellowships

In addition to the Clinical Training Fellowships (above), a one-off stream for 2011 (only) will fund positions for oncology specialists, to work specifically with Adolescents and Young Adults (AYAs).

The main aims are the development of expertise in the AYA area, and building partnerships between adult and paediatric oncology services.

There are two substreams within this funding; one specifically focussing on palliative care; the other is open to all clinicians interested in working with adolescents and young adults with cancer. (Salary support plus minor establishment costs & conference expenditures.)

ID Recipient Project Title Administering Institution Funded
10/AYA/2-02 Dr Antoinette Catherine Anazodo Working as an oncology specialist to develop research, clinical practice skills, knowledge and expertise in the treatment of Adolescents and Young Adults with cancer South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service $271,384
10/AYA/3-01 Dr Ruwanthie Amanda Fernando Bridging the Gap - Developing a Palliative Care Service Specific to Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer Sydney Children's Hospitals Network Randwick and Westmead LHD $156,742

 

Clinical Conference Grants

To provide funding support to health professionals working in the area of cancer services and who have submitted abstracts to national or international conferences and seminars related to cancer management and supportive care. (max $5,000 International & $2,000 Australia)
ID Recipient Project Title Administering Institution Funded
10/TRG/1-01 Natalie Coburn Attendance at the 16th ISRRT (International Society of radiographers and Radiological Technologists) ISRRT, Gold Coast, Australia Sydney West Area Health Service (SWAHS) $1,279
10/TRG/1-07 Kellie Stalgis-Bilinski Attendance at the Cancer and Obesity Conference, Valencia, Spain, 12-13 September 2010 Sydney West Area Health Service (SWAHS) $4,475
10/TRG/1-08 Wei Chua Molecular markers predicting chemotherapy response and survival in colorectal cancer - ESMO, Milan Sydney West Area Health Service (SWAHS) $4,991
10/TRG/1-09 Victoria Bray Self Reported Cognitive Symptoms in Cancer Patients attending Out-Patient Medical Oncology Clinics - ESMO, Milan Sydney West Area Health Service (SWAHS) $4,976
10/TRG/2-01 Mr Bradley Oborn Qualitative evaluation of the use of Monte Carlo simulations in the improvement of MRI-Linac dosimetry and designs. South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service $4,960

 

Clinical Education Scholarships

These grants are designed to provide cancer health professionals working in oncology access to post-graduate studies (max $20,000 in total).
ID Recipient Project Title Administering Institution Funded
10/EDS/2-02 Mrs Ewa Juresic Application for Education Scholarship Requesting Assistance with Funding for a Radiation Therapist to undertake Postgraduate study for a Master of Magnetic Resonance Technology. Sydney South West Area Health Service $20,000
10/EDS/2-04 Ms Shannon Philp Application to apply for funding to undertake a Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) at The University of Sydney University of Sydney $14,880

 

Clinical Study Grants

The program provided a grant to enable medical, psycho-oncology, radiotherapy, allied health and nursing staff to travel abroad for up to three months in to visit centres of excellence in their field of practice with clinicians demonstrating best practice.

ID Recipient Project Title Administering Institution Funded
10/INS/1-02 Lois Holloway Visit to Stanford University/Hospital and clinics to learn about the use of MRI in a radiation oncology environment and the implementation of cutting edge research in the clinic Sydney South West Area Health Service $20,000

 

NSW Registrar Advanced Trainee Program

The one year Cancer Institute NSW Clinical Registrar Program provided an opportunity for advanced trainees in an oncology related discipline to undertake training with a particular emphasis on surgical oncology and pathology in the metropolitan Area Health Services and to participate in oncology related disciplines as part of a rural/metropolitan partnership in Area Health Services in NSW.

ID Recipient Project Title Administering Institution Funded
10/RGS/1-02 Tony Bonaventura Registrar Advanced Trainee Program Grants 2011-2012 Hunter New England Area Health Service (HNEAHS) $225,236
10/RGS/1-03 John Cavenagh NSW Cancer Institute Advanced Trainee in Palliative Medicine at the Calvary Mater Newcastle Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital $143,008
10/RGS/1-04 C Soon Lee Investigation of biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of common cancers in the community such as breast, colorectal, prostate and head and neck cancers. Sydney South West Area Health Service (SSWAHS) $227,921

 

Primary Care and Cancer Specialist Shared Care Model

The Cancer Institute NSW Primary Care and Cancer Specialist Shared Care Model aims to establish a safe and effective shared care model supporting the delivery and management of chemotherapy treatment for cancer patients involving GPs, medical oncologists and other relevant primary healthcare professionals.

ID Recipient Project Title Administering Institution Funded
10/SCM/1-03 Christopher Steer Establishing a best practice, shared care model of chemotherapy service at Deniliquin Hospital with mentoring provided by Albury Base Hospital and VMO medical oncologists. Greater Southern Area Health Service $298,922

 

2009

Educational Scholarships

The Cancer Institute NSW Education Scholarship Program is strategically designed to provide cancer health professionals working in oncology access to post-graduate studies.

ID Recipient Project Title Administering Institution Funded
09/EDS/1-03 Ms Julie Edwards Master of Nursing - Nurse Practitioner Palliative Care Sydney Adventist Hospital $13,590
09/EDS/1-05 Mrs Vicky Papanikolaou (nee Giakoumidis) Application for Education Scholarship Requesting Assistance with Funding of Postgraduate study: Masters in Social Work Counselling (University of New South Wales). South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service $15,360
09/EDS/1-07 Ms Pharmila Sapkota Education Scholarship Application For Master Degree in Cancer Nursing Sydney South West Area Health Service $13,920
09/EDS/1-10 Ms Ling Wu Graduate Certificate of Cancer Nursing at NSW College of Nursing Sydney Adventist Hospital $3,075
09/EDS/2-01 Miss Jennifer Cho Cho Aung Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Research (Oncology) Sydney South West Area Health Service $19,800
09/EDS/2-06 Ms Joanne Woodlands Master of Clinical Science (Breast Cancer Nursing) North Coast Area Health Service $7,408
09/EDS/2-07 Ms Sonia Cuan Master of Science in Oncology at The Newcastle University, United Kingdom Sydney West Area Health Service $20,000
09/EDS/1-09 Ms Janet Tyler Application for educational scholarhip for a cancer genetic counsellor to undertake a Masters of Public Health South Eastern Sydney & Illawarra Area Health Service $19,440

 

Clinical Study Grants

The program provided a grant to enable medical, psycho-oncology, radiotherapy, allied health and nursing staff to travel abroad for up to three months in to visit centres of excellence in their field of practice with clinicians demonstrating best practice.

ID Recipient Project Title Administering Institution Funded
09/INS/1-01 Dr Paul Reich A site visit at the Stanford School of Medicine combined with attendance at the 2009 AAPM Summer School on clinical dosimetry measurements in radiotherapy. North Coast Area Health Service $8,444
09/INS/2-01 Mrs Elizabeth Forde An investigation into the optimal planning technique for the radiotherapy treatment of complex pelvic cancers: 3DCRT, IMRT and RapidArc North Sydney Central Coast Area Health Service $12,900
09/INS/2-02 Dr Fernando Roncolato Novel Therapies in T Cell Lymphoma - University of Bologna 2010 South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service $14,500
09/INS/2-03 Dr Judith Trotman Study of PET imaging in lymphoma management and the incorporation of clinical trials as standard of care in haematology practice. Sydney South West Area Health Service $14,492
09/INS/2-04 Ms Kathryn Nattress The development of nurse led services to manage the impact and sequelae of gynaecological cancer and its management. Sydney South West Area Health Service $3,135

 

Clinical Conference Grants

Cancer Institute NSW Conference Grants were established to enable medical registrars in training, cancer nurses, clinical trials nurses, data managers, cancer nurse coordinators, social workers, psychologists, radiation therapists, medical physicists, Cancer Institute NSW Clinical Fellows and other health professionals working in the area of cancer services to attend national or international conferences and seminars related to cancer management and supportive care.

ID Recipient Project Title Administering Institution Funded
09/TRG/1-01 Ms Catherine Adams IPOS - 11th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology. Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Psycho-Oncology: Interaction and Integration Hunter New England Area Health Service $5,000
09/TRG/1-02 Ms Jennifer Cohen 41st Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service $5,000
09/TRG/1-03 Ms Kahren White Together! International Cultural Connections for Quality at the End of Life. Combining the10th Australian Palliative Care Conference and the 8th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service $2,000
09/TRG/1-04 Ms Joanne Cooper Together 2009 The International conference Cultural Connections for Quality Care at the End of Life.Combining the 10th Australian Palliative Care Conference the 8th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference. North Coast Area Health Service $2,000
09/TRG/1-05 Dr Sharlyn Kang 13th World Conference on Lung Cancer 2009 South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service $5,000
09/TRG/1-06 Miss Jessica Koehler KConFab Familial Aspects of cancer: Research and Practice South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service $1,324
09/TRG/1-07 Mrs Jane Maher 22nd International Congress of Lymphology Sydney South West Area Health Service $1,175
09/TRG/1-09 Mr Vinod Kumar Nelson 7th International Conference on Luminescent Detectors and Transformers of Ionising Radiation. Sydney South West Area Health Service $4,423
09/TRG/2-02 Mrs Linda Frances Berry Attend and present at the 16th International Conference in Cancer Nursing. International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) Calvary Mater Newcastle $5,000
09/TRG/2-04 Dr Georgina Long Presentation of Melanoma Institute Australia Research Results at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, June 2010, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Sydney South West Area Health Service $5,000

 

Clinical Training Fellowships

The cancer Institute NSW has supported the development of highly qualified cancer specialists through its Clinical Training Fellowship program. This program provided support for newly qualified oncology specialist, and early career (post masters) allied health and nursing professionals to enhance and add depth to their clinical practice, expertise and understanding and implementation of evidence based practice.

ID Recipient Project Title Administering Institution Funded
09/CLF/1-07 Dr Sam Lung Sang Yuen Identification of microRNA regulatory targets and the relationship between microRNA and mRNA expression levels in Acute promyelocytic leukaemia. Sydney South West Area Health Service $198,486
09/CLF/1-03 Dr Angela Chou Fellowship in endocrine pathology with an emphasis on cancer diagnosis and research into the detection of occult parathyroid cancer and HPT-JT syndrome related parathyroid tumours. North Sydney Central Coast Area Health Service Declined
09/CLF/1-04 Dr Meredith Johnston Development of an Adaptive Radiation Therapy (ART) Program in the management of Head and Neck Cancer that can be implemented across NSW Radiation Oncology Treatment Centres (ROTC) North Sydney Central Coast Area Health Service $168,020
09/CLF/1-08 Dr Susan Tiley A training program in Cancer Genetics with review of genetic testing for bowel cancer families and expansion of rural telehealth services Sydney West Area Health Service Declined

 

NSW Registrar Advanced Trainee Program

The one year Cancer Institute NSW Clinical Registrar Program provided an opportunity for advanced trainees in an oncology related discipline to undertake training with a particular emphasis on surgical oncology and pathology in the metropolitan Area Health Services and to participate in oncology related disciplines as part of a rural/metropolitan partnership in Area Health Services in NSW.

ID Recipient Project Title Administering Institution Funded
09/RGS/1-01 Prof Ehtesham Abdi Advance Trainee in Medical Oncology The Tweed Cancer Care Centre North Coast Area Health Service $149,313
09/RGS/1-05 Prof C Soon Lee Analysis for differentially expressed proteins in radiation sensitive and resistant rectal cancer cells. Sydney South West Area Health Service $132,211
09/RGS/1-08 Associate Professor Paul Craft Rural Advanced Trainee in Medical Oncology for SE NSW Based at The Canberra Hospital Greater Southern Area Health Service $133,044
09/RGS/1-09 Dr Phillip Good Application for ongoing funding for NSW Cancer Institute Advanced Trainee in Palliative Medicine at the Calvary Mater Newcastle Hunter New England Area Health Service $138,212
09/RGS/1-10 Dr Tom Shakespeare An accredited Radiation Oncology advanced training registrar for the North Coast Cancer Institute - John Hunter Hospital (Newcastle) training collaboration North Coast Area Health Service $138,212
$690,992

 

2008

Educational Scholarships

The Cancer Institute NSW Education Scholarship Program is strategically designed to provide cancer health professionals working in oncology access to post-graduate studies.

ID Recipient Project Title Administering Institution Funded
08/EDS/1-02 Mrs Sonia Bisson Master of Nursing Self-Administered $14,160
08/EDS/1-04 Mrs Katherine Gallop Master of Couple and Family Therapy Self-Administered $8,350
08/EDS/1-05 Mrs Candy Ka Yi Wong Master of Health Science (Medical Radiation Science) (Radiation Therapist) Self-Administered $9,990
08/EDS/1-07 Mrs Jo-Anne Asgill Graduate Certificate in Cancer Nursing Self-Administered $2,962
08/EDS/1-09 Mr William Laban Robert Jansens Master of Nursing Self-Administered $6,480
08/EDS/1-10 Ms Kirsty-Anne Baxter Master of Nursing C04228 v1 Self-Administered $11,286
08/EDS/1-12 Miss Lisa Green Master of Couple and Family Therapy Self-Administered $16,700
08/EDS/1-13 Ms Anne Elizabeth Walsh Master of Couple and Family Therapy Self-Administered $10,898
08/EDS/1-15 Ms Skye Cooke Graduate Certificate Self-Administered $1,632
08/EDS/1-16 Mr Terrance Nicholas Master of Cancer Nursinig Self-Administered $22,000
08/EDS/1-18 Ms Dagmar Voss Graduate Diploma of Community Counselling Self-Administered $8,892
08/EDS/1-21 Ms Debra Anne McDonald Master of Nursing Self-Administered $11,285

 

Clinical Study Grants

The program provided a grant to enable medical, psycho-oncology, radiotherapy, allied health and nursing staff to travel abroad for up to three months in to visit centres of excellence in their field of practice with clinicians demonstrating best practice.

ID Recipient Project Title Administering Institution Funded
08/INS/1-01 Ms Renee Voysey Clinical Observership in the Radiation Medicine Program Sydney South West Area Health Service $14,187
08/INS/1-02 Dr Sanjiv Gupta Sabbatical period of observation Hunter New England Area Health Service $18,940
08/INS/1-04 Louisa Gianacas 1-2 weeks of observership Hunter New England Area Health Service $13,168
08/INS/1-05 Dr Al Mamun Imtiazul Haque Sabbatical period of observation Sydney South West Area Health Service $19,700
08/INS/1-06 Ms Rachelle Simpson Sabbatical period of observation South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service $19,950
08/INS/1-08 Ms Julie Gerrard Sabbatical period of observation South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service $19,085

 

Clinical Conference Grants

Cancer Institute NSW Conference Grants were established to enable medical registrars in training, cancer nurses, clinical trials nurses, data managers, cancer nurse coordinators, social workers, psychologists, radiation therapists, medical physicists, Cancer Institute NSW Clinical Fellows and other health professionals working in the area of cancer services to attend national or international conferences and seminars related to cancer management and supportive care.

ID Recipient Project Title Administering Institution Funded
08/TRG/1-04 Miss Kiran Singh Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG) 20th Annual Scientific Meeting Self-Administered $2,000
08/TRG/1-06 Miss Alison Pryor Association of Oncology Social Work 24th Annual Conference Self-Administered $3,947
08/TRG/1-11 Dr Lakshmi Venkateswaran 2008 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Self-Administered $4,642
08/TRG/1-13 Ms Shannon Tracey Navigating the Seas of Change, Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers 32nd Annual Conference Self-Administered $4,276
08/TRG/1-14 Mr Ben Britton International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) + Visit to Uppsala University Sweden to discuss Head and Neck Cancer Psycho-Oncology research Self-Administered $5,000
08/TRG/1-15 Dr Gali Lawrence Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS) ACT Summer Institute IV Self-Administered $4,261
08/TRG/1-26 Mr Shaun Clifford AAPM ISEP Training Course on Clinical Dosimetry and Quality Assurance for Advanced Radiation Therapy Techniques Self-Administered $4,422
08/TRG/1-27 Justine Battersby The Queens Landing Inn and Conference Center Resort Self-Administered $5,000
08/TRG/1-29 Miss Alison Baker Fifth International Conference on Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Medicine Self-Administered $3,967
08/TRG/1-30 Dr Farnoush Noushi European Society of Surgical Oncology Self-Administered $5,000
08/TRG/1-33 Miss Jenna Dean 2nd International Conference on Innovative Approaches in Head and Neck Oncology Self-Administered $4,234
08/TRG/1-34 Miss Elizabeth Eggert ASTRO 50th Annual Meeting Self-Administered $2,067
08/TRG/1-36 Mr Joshua Herden Image Guided Radiation Therapy Course at PMH Self-Administered $3,400
08/TRG/1-40 Ms Shannon Philp International Gynaecological Cancer Society 12th Biennial meetings (IGCS) Self-Administered $2,854
08/TRG/1-42 Ms Joanne Woodlands Leura VI International Breast Cancer Conference Self-Administered $2,435
08/TRG/1-43 Dr Lesley Andrews Burt Hogg Dube and VHL Medical Symposium Self-Administered $5,000
08/TRG/1-44 Mr Michael John Bailey ESTRO teachinmg course on IMAGE-guided radiotherapy in clinical practice Self-Administered $5,000
08/TRG/1-45 Miss Kerrie Murphy ESTRO teachinmg course on IMAGE-guided radiotherapy in clinical practice Self-Administered $4,000
08/TRG/1-46 Miss Helen Knox 40th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology Self-Administered $4,896

 

Clinical Training Fellowships

The cancer Institute NSW has supported the development of highly qualified cancer specialists through its Clinical Training Fellowship program. This program provided support for newly qualified oncology specialist, and early career (post masters) allied health and nursing professionals to enhance and add depth to their clinical practice, expertise and understanding and implementation of evidence based practice.

ID Recipient Project Title Administering Institution Funded
08/CLF/1-03 Dr Georgina Long Clinical and biomarker correlates of melanoma chemosensitivity Sydney West Area Health Service $163,490
08/CLF/1-08 Prof Robyn Ward Building capacity in resource allocation decision-making: Using evidence based models and local data to inform the funding of high cost medicines South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service $163,490
08/CLF/1-09 Dr Liviu Paul Lefter Clinico-pathological characteristics and the current management of Cystic Premalignant Neoplasms of Pancreatic Cancer in NSW Sydney South West Area Health Service $163,490

 

Psycho-Oncology Clinical Training Fellowships

The Cancer Institute NSW Clinical Fellowship Program is strategically designed to provide a year where newly qualified oncology specialists can enhance their clinical practice and expertise through further training and research to contribute to improving cancer patient outcomes and care in NSW under the mentorship of a senior cancer clinician.

ID Recipient Project Title Administering Institution Funded
08/POF/1-03 Ms Julie Garrard Uncertainty at the end of life: the impact of changes in care planning for frail elderly palliative care patients South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service $108,151
08/POF/1-05 Mr Ben Britton Improving malnutrition in Head and Neck cancer radiotherapy patients: a phase II trial of psychological intervention Hunter New England Area Health Service $96,880

 

NSW Registrar Advanced Trainee Program

The one year Cancer Institute NSW Clinical Registrar Program provided an opportunity for advanced trainees in an oncology related discipline to undertake training with a particular emphasis on surgical oncology and pathology in the metropolitan Area Health Services and to participate in oncology related disciplines as part of a rural/metropolitan partnership in Area Health Services in NSW.

ID Recipient Project Title Administering Institution Funded
08/RGS/1-01 Dr Stephen Begbie Port Macquarie Base Hospital; North Coast Cancer Institute North Coast Area Health Service $121,765
08/RGS/1-02 Associate Professor Desmond Yip Medical Oncology Unit as part of the ACT Capital Region Cancer Service and GSAHS Greater Southern Area Health Service $124,012
08/RGS/1-03 Prof Peter Ravenscroft Calvary Mater Newcastle, Department of Palliative Care Hunter New England Area Health Service $115,135
08/RGS/1-07 Dr Nick Pavlakis Royal North Shore Hospital (will participate in outreach oncology service to Gosford and Armidale North Sydney Central Coast Area Health Service $118,258
08/RGS/1-13 Dr Tony Bonaventura Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital Hunter New England Area Health Service $115,227

 

Health Service Innovation Grants, 2007-2008

The Health Services Innovation Grants (HSIG) aimed to harness innovation in cancer services in NSW and support project teams to pilot and develop these ideas.

Find out more about the HSIG program here.

 

2005-2007