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    November 20
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    January 28, 2021 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Thoracic oncology highlights from ASCO2020 webinar- recording and evaluation survey

Please fill in the evaluation survey if you have not already done so by clicking on the survey icon at the base of your webinar console.

Please access the recording and evaluation survey here

ALTG awarded $12 million in funding

The ALTG is pleased to announce over $12 million in funding has been successfully awarded to ALTG, NHMRC Clinical Trial Centre and the Australian Genomic Cancer Medicine Centre for the ASPiRATION project. In this ground-breaking precision medicine study, led by ALTG President A/Prof Nick Pavlakis and ALTG Scientific Advisory Committee Chair, Prof Ben Solomon, ASPiRATION will explore the benefit of routine comprehensive genomic profiling in 1000 newly-diagnosed metastatic, non-squamous, NSCLC patients in Australia. The enhanced genomic profiling will assist in personalising patient care by matching patients to targeted treatments as early as possible to improve patient outcomes.

Lung Foundation Australia News

New lung cancer online live webinar series launched

Lung Foundation Australia is excited to be launching a new online live webinar series, Lung Cancer Connect, which will provide information, advice and expertise that will help improve outcomes and self-management for people living with lung cancer. The first webinar, Looking at the Needs of Patients Newly Diagnosed with Lung Cancer, is scheduled for Tuesday 16 May 2017 from 7pm – 8pm. For more information or to register, visit www.lungfoundation.com.au/lung-cancer-connect or contact 1800 654 301. The Lung Cancer Connect Project is a Cancer Australia Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative, funded by the Australian Government.

2017 Research Award Recipients announced at the TSANZ Annual Scientific Meeting

Wes Cook of Boehringer Ingelheim, Anna Hudson COPD Fellow and Christine Jenkins LFA Board Chair

Lung disease research struggles to attract the same level of research funding received by other disease areas. Lung Foundation Australia works to help fill this gap and remains one of our critical priorities. Through our annual Research Awards Program, Lung Foundation Australia raises funds to support medical research into the cause, treatment and cure of lung conditions.

In 2016 the Lung Foundation increased our research Award funding by 72% with an increase in both funding and awards being offered. View the full program of awards.

Congratulations to the 2017 Research Award Recipients:

  • Anna Hudson – Lung Foundation Australia/Boehringer Ingelheim Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Research Fellowship 2017/2018 – $160,000 over two years
  • Michael Schuliga – Lung Foundation Australia/Lizotte Family Research Award for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Research – $5,000
  • Peter Middleton – Lung Foundation Australia/Ludwig Engel Grant-in-Aid for Physiological Research Award – $5,000
  • Yet Hong Khor – Lung Foundation Australia/Ivan Cash Grant-in-Aid for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Research – $5,000
  • Hayley Barnes – Lung Foundation Australia/Cochrane Airways Australia Scholarship 2017– $2,500
  • Su-Ling Loo – David Serisier Memorial Award for Translational Research in Bronchiectasis –  $1,000
  • Mahesh Dharmakamara – John Read Prize for Physiological Research – $500

New collaboration supporting early career health research students

Lung Foundation Australia is delighted to announce our new partnership with the Better Breathing Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation which supports early career allied health research students to conduct high quality research on chronic lung diseases.

Through this new and exciting collaboration, we will be offering PhD Scholarships to support early career allied health research students complete their doctoral studies and find solutions and improve care for those living with a chronic lung disease.

This new Lung Foundation Australia/Better Breathing Foundation Allied Health PhD Scholarship for Lung Disease Research will form part of Lung Foundation Australia’s annual Research Awards Program.

Applications for this new PhD scholarship will open in mid 2017. For more information about the award or applications please contact Glenda Colburn, General Manager for Research at glenda@lungfoundation.com.au.