Thanks to research, cancer outcomes have improved enormously over the last 30 years. There are now many cancer survivors living with the long-term effects of their disease, needing therapy and support.

We are transforming cancer detection, treatment and survivorship through research, using our combined strengths and expertise to make a difference.

On World Cancer Day, we are celebrating cancer survivors and showing how our research is making the outlook brighter into the future.

14:00 - 14:30


14:30 - 14:35

Introductory address

A/Prof Phoebe Phillips


Cancer Research in NSW

Prof David Currow FAHMS

14:40 - 14:45

I Am… And I Will...

World Cancer Day video statements from UNSW researchers

14:45 - 15:00

Research feature: PROMPT-Care

Prof Afaf Girgis

15:00 - 15:05

Managing increased cancer risk

Prof David Thomas (Inaugural Cancer CAG seed grant recipient)

15:05 - 15:10

Optimising outcomes for older people with cancer

Prof Meera Agar (Inaugural Cancer CAG seed grant recipient)

15:10 - 15:15

STEP FORWARDS: addressing fear of cancer recurrence

Dr Ben Smith (Cancer CAG E/MCR seed grant recipient)

15:15 - 15:20

Driving best practice in breast cancer care with big data

Dr Marina van Leeuwen (Cancer CAG E/MCR seed grant recipient)

15:20 - 15:30

2020 E/MCR seed grant awards announced

Toyota Material Handling Australia

15:30 - 16:30

Networking drinks