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How Nanomedicine is Changing Cancer Treatment

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2019 NSW Science & Research Breakfast Seminar Series

Professor Maria Kavallaris from the Children’s Cancer Institute and Australian Centre for NanoMedicine, UNSW Sydney, presents:

HOW NANOMEDICINE IS CHANGING CANCER TREATMENT

A significant challenge for any clinician treating cancer is how to target cancer cells without damaging surrounding healthy cells, a situation particularly exacerbated in the treatment of children. As internationally renowned cancer researcher Professor Maria Kavallaris explains, “Today, in any children’s cancer ward in Australia, about half the cancer patients are hospitalised for side effects of the treatment that is given to them to eradicate their disease. For childhood cancer survivors, the long-term effects can impact their health and quality of life”

Maria is at the forefront of research which is tackling this large problem at a sub-microscopic scale. By drawing together the disciplines of medicine, engineering and science, her work is contributing to the development of safer, more targeted therapies through the relatively new field of nanotechnology.

To find out how exciting innovations are offering hope in the fight against one of our most pernicious diseases, join Professor Maria Kavallaris AM as she presents: How Nanomedicine is Changing Cancer Treatment.

ABOUT THE EVENT

The 2019 NSW Science & Research Breakfast Seminar Series is held in the Strangers’ Function Room at Parliament House of New South Wales, Sydney.

Entry is via Macquarie Street, Sydney. Guests are required to undergo routine security screening.

Breakfast, tea and coffee will be served from 7.30am.

The seminars will commence at 8am sharp and conclude by 9am. Tea and coffee will also be available afterwards.

For further information, please call (02) 9338 6817.

PREVIOUS NSW SCIENCE & RESEARCH BREAKFAST SEMINARS MAY BE VIEWED HERE.


ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Professor Maria Kavallaris, Children’s Cancer Institute and Australian Centre for NanoMedicine, UNSW Sydney

Maria is Head of the Tumour Biology and Targeting Program at the Children's Cancer Institute and Founding Director of the Australian Centre for NanoMedicine at the UNSW Sydney. She is also an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

A Life Member and past-President of the Australian Society for Medical Research, Maria is currently Chair of the Australian Institute for Policy and Science.

Maria has been recognised with an American Association for Cancer Research Award, an Australian Museum Eureka Prize, the 2017 NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science & Engineering for Leadership in Innovation in NSW and the 2019 Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Lemberg Medal.

On Australia Day this year, Maria was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for her significant service to medicine and medical research in the field of childhood and adult cancers.


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