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Cancer Institute NSW’s Premier’s Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research

This annual event is the leading NSW awards program that celebrates excellence and innovation in cancer research.

2015 Awards

Nominations for the 2015 Premier's Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research closed at 5pm, Wednesday 20 May 2015. 

Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year

Nomination Form Guidelines

The Award for Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year will honour an individual who has made significant and fundamental contributions to any field of cancer research in NSW. The recipient will receive a prize of $50,000 (excluding GST) to further the recipient's research endeavours, and a commemorative award. 

The Professor Rob Sutherland AO Make a Difference Award

Nomination Form Guidelines

Professor Rob Sutherland AO was an internationally recognised cancer researcher whose pioneering work changed cancer treatment and improved the survival chances of patients around the world. The recipient of the Professor Rob Sutherland AO Make a Difference Award 2015 will receive a prize of $20,000 (excluding GST) and a commemorative award. The $20,000 prize must be used to further the researcher’s endeavours.

Big Data, Big Impact Grant

Nomination Form Guidelines Budget and Research Output

The Big Data, Big Impact grant presents a unique opportunity to bring together an outstanding research team to identify the potential within open access datasets. New and creative ideas are sought for research studies that facilitate new approaches to unlocking big data.

Excellence in Translational Cancer Research Award

Nomination Form Guidelines

The Award for Excellence in Translational Cancer Research 2015 will recognise an example of excellence in translational research and honour the team who conducted the work in any field of cancer research in NSW. The research team will receive a prize of $20,000 (excluding GST) to further the team's research endeavours, and a commemorative award. 

'The Wildfire' Highly Cited Publication Award

Nomination Form Guidelines

The Wildfire Award 2015 will recognise a NSW researcher, or team of researchers, who has made a significant difference to cancer research, care or practice. The recipient(s) will receive a prize of $20,000 (excluding GST) to further the winner or winners' research endeavours, and a commemorative award. 

Innovation in Cancer Clinical Trials Award

Nomination Form Guidelines

The Clinical Trials Program supports investment in infrastructure, systems and strategic initiatives to drive the efficient and effective conduct, increased accessibility and accrual of patients into a portfolio of high quality public interest cancer clinical trials in NSW.  The NSW based clinical research team; clinical trials group or clinical trial unit within a university or not-for-profit organisation or within a local health district will receive a prize of $20,000 (excluding GST) to further their achievements in this area, and a commemorative award.

Outstanding Cancer Research Fellow

No guidelines or nominations are required for this award. The progress reports submitted by Cancer Institute NSW fellows will be used to determine this award.

'The Rising Star' PhD Student Award

Nomination Form Guidelines

The 'Rising Star’ PhD Student Award will honour an exceptional PhD student who is making significant progress and shows the potential to make an impact in any field of cancer research. The recipient will receive a prize of $10,000 (excluding GST) to be used to further the recipient's research endeavours, and a commemorative award. 

 

 

2014 winners

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  • Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year
    Professor Michelle Haber AM
    Children's Cancer Institute, Kids Cancer Alliance 
  • The Professor Rob Sutherland AO Make a Difference Award
    Professor Michael Friedlander
    Translational Cancer Research Network 
  • Big Data, Big Impact Grant Stage 2
    Dr Jason Wong, Dr Luke Hesson, A/Professor John Pimanda and Dr Joe Thurbon
    Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW and Intersect 
  • Excellence in Translational Cancer Research
    Multidisciplinary team from: Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI), EnGeneIC Ltd, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Strathfield Private Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital, Concord Repatriation General Hospital 
  • The Wildfire Award
    A/Professor Georgina Long 
    Melanoma Institute Australia, Sydney West Translational Cancer Research Centre
  • Innovation in Cancer Clinical Trials
    Haematology Clinical Research Network 
  • Outstanding Cancer Research Fellow of the Year 
    Dr Claire Wakefield 
    University of New South Wales, Kids Cancer Alliance
  • NEW AWARD: The 'Rising Star' PhD Award
    Ursula Sansom-Daly
    Kids Cancer Centre, Kids Cancer Alliance 

2013 winners

  • Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year
    Professor John Thompson
    Melanoma Institute Australia and University of Sydney, Sydney Catalyst Translational Cancer Research Centre
  • NEW AWARD: Big Data, Big Impact
    Dr Jason Wong, Dr Luke Hesson, A/Professor John Pimanda and Dr Joe Thurbon
    Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW
  • NEW AWARD: The Kids' Cancer Project Award
    Dr Orazio Vittorio
    Children's Cancer Institute Australia for Medical Research, Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW, Kids Cancer Alliance Translational Cancer Research Centre
  • Excellence in Translational Cancer Research
    Anthony J Gill and Roderick J Clifton-Bligh
    Cancer Diagnosis and Pathology Group and Cancer Genetics Group, Northern Translational Cancer Research Unit
  • Outstanding Cancer Research Scholar
    Dimitri Conomos
    Children's Medical Research Institute and University of Sydney, Kids Cancer Alliance Translational Cancer Research Centre
  • The Pfizer Oncology Scholarship
    Goldie Yuan Lam Lui
    University of Sydney
  • Outstanding Cancer Research Fellow of the Year 
    Dr Georgina Long
    Melanoma Institute Australia and Westmead Institute for Cancer Research, Sydney West Translational Cancer Research Centre
  • Innovation in Cancer Clinical Trials
    TROG (Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group) Cancer Research
    Hunter Translational Cancer Research Unit, Hunter Translational Cancer Research Unit
  • The Wildfire Award
    Dr Pascale Guiterra
    Melanoma Institute Australia and Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre, Sydney West Translational Cancer Research Centre
  • The Professor Rob Sutherland AO Make a Difference Award
    Professor Neville Hacker
    The Royal Hospital for Women, Translational Cancer Research Network

2012 winners

The 2012 Premier's Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research were awarded at the Cancer Institute NSW's annual cancer awards night in Sydney to honour the work of the state's most innovative and dynamic cancer researchers.

  • Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year
    Professor Phyllis Butow, University of Sydney
  • Excellence in Translational Cancer Research
    Professors Michelle Haber AM, Glenn Marshall and Murray Norris, Child Cancer Research Collaborative
  • Outstanding Cancer Research Scholar
    Dr Steven Kao, University of Sydney and Sydney Catalyst lianslational Cancer Research Cenlie
  • The Pfizer Studentship Award
    Emma Ramsay, University of NSW
  • Outstanding Cancer Research Fellow
    Professor Richard Scolyer, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Innovation in Cancer Clinical Trials
    Dr Craig Underhill, Border Medical Oncology Research Unit
  • Wildfire Award
    Pancreatic Cancer Research Group, Garvan Institute
  • Make a Difference Award
    Professor Rob Sanson-Fisher , University of Newcastle

2011 winners

  • Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year
    Professor Roger Reddel, Sir Lorimer Dods Professor and Director of Cancer Research Unit, Children's Medical Research Institute, Westmead
  • CINSW 2011 Premier's Fellow of the Year Award
    Dr Alexander Swarbrick, Garvan Institute Medical Research
  • CINSW 2011 Premier's Scholar of the Year Award
    Dr David Chang, Garvan Institute Medical Research
  • CINSW 2011 Innovation in Cancer Clinical Trials
    Dr Meer Agar, Sydney South West Palliative Care Service

Previous Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year recipients

  • 2013: Professor John Thompson
  • 2012: Professor Phyllis Butow
  • 2011: Professor Roger Reddel
  • 2010: Professor Rob Sutherland
  • 2009: Professor Phillip Hogg
  • 2008: Professor Simon Chapman
  • 2007: Professor Robyn Ward
  • 2006: Professor Bruce Armstrong