The Brain Cancer Group is a collaborative team of leading brain cancer specialists. We apply insights from frontline patient care to inform activities across research, support and education, to ensure we are making a difference in the lives of those affected by brain cancer.
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TBCG Spotlight …
COLLABORATING TO FIND A CURE
Students from St Spyridon College, remain firm supporters of The Brain Cancer Group, holding successful fundraisers during Brain Cancer Action Month in May 2016, 2017 and 2018.
In 2017, the school extended its support with 18 students plus teachers and families, volunteering at the White Pearl Ball. Their efforts contributed greatly to the success of the Ball which raised $193,000 for The Brain Cancer Group’s research program. Thank you St Spyridon College! We look forward to having the current Year 11 students volunteer at the 2018 Ball on November 10th.
Proceeds from the White Pearl Ball 2016, enabled the creation of a new post-doctoral fellowship in brain cancer research.
Dr Kelly McKelvey, the recipient of the fellowship, is researching immunotherapies for brain cancer.
The enormous value of Dr McKelvey’s work was recognised by the Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) with a 3-year grant, the Matt Callander Beanie for Brain Cancer HMRI Fellowship, enabling her to continue her research with The Brain Cancer Group in The Bill Walsh Translational Cancer Research Laboratory, housed in the University of Sydney’s Kolling Institute of Medical Research on the Royal North Shore Hospital Campus.
On Friday, Kelly, wearing a MHF Beanie for Brain Cancer, hosted the St Spyridon students at the Bill Walsh Lab, with a presentation explaining her work, followed by a lab tour and morning tea. This was a great opportunity for the students to see how their efforts have positively impacted our Group’s brain cancer research program.
VIDEO:TODAY’S RESEARCH IS TOMORROW’S CURE
Thank you to all those who contributed their time and expertise to help make this video. “Today’s research is tomorrow’s cure” touches on how brain cancer affects patients and families. It also discusses the research we are doing to give hope to those suffering from this terrible disease.
We believe that the research being done in our lab will one day contribute to the cure of brain cancer.
TBCG proudly accepted a $35,000 cheque from Sam Skontos, Managing Director South East Asia Pacific at Alcatel as part of their recent PhD Grant for brain cancer research.
Thank you to Mr Skontos and the Alcatel team for their support. We look forward to working together on future projects furthering brain cancer awareness and research
The Brain Cancer Group
Westbourne Street, St Leonards
Phone +61 2 8425 3369