Merck furthers its commitment to GI cancer research

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Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced a $150,000 grant to be awarded over two years to support Australian clinical research into gastrointestinal cancer. The Merck-AGITG Research Fellowship has been established by the Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG) with Merck’s support. This Fellowship will provide a candidate with … Read More

CAP makes a submission to Senate Inquiry


The Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG) Consumer Advisory Panel (CAP) recently made a submission to the funding for rare cancers Senate Inquiry. On 29 November 2016 the Senate established a select committee known as the Select Committee into Funding for Research into Cancers with Low Survival Rates to inquire and report … Read More

May the Fourth Be With You!

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Gabrielle Ryan, is picking up a light sabre to support gastro-intestinal (GI) cancer research in Australia. In August, Gabrielle will be trekking 83kms of the Larapinta Trial to raise awareness and funds for GI cancers. GI cancers include those of the oesophagus, stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas and bowel. “GI … Read More

Our new Research Fellow: Dr Monica Tang

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The GI Cancer Institute has welcomed two new Research Fellows for 2017. This month we spoke with Dr Monica Tang and asked her about what she hopes to achieve during her Fellowship year. Why did you decide to focus on GI cancer? Dr Tang: I find GI cancers interesting because … Read More

Cate and Bronte supporting research

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Olympians Cate and Bronte Campbell will make a special appearance at the Relays 4 Research Swim Meet to be held on March 19 at Dunlop Pool, Corinda, QLD from 7:00am — 9:00am. Cate and Bronte are participating in the meet in support of Dr Melissa Eastgate, Medical Oncologist at the … Read More