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The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) recently supported researchers Dr Eric Smith and Dr Helen Palethorpe from The Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research to attend the highly regarded Lorne Cancer Conference, bringing together world-class cancer researchers from across the globe.
The conference was an invaluable opportunity for Dr Smith and Dr Palethorpe to network with the most elite and notable cancer researchers from around the world. Conducting groundbreaking research to save lives from cancer, both Dr Smith and Dr Palethorpe were chosen to share their research findings through a presentation at the conference.
“Sharing my research provided invaluable opportunities to speak with other presenters for potential collaborations. During the conference I was able to visit the trade displays, gaining insight into several challenging techniques which we are looking to adopt in our own cancer research,” Dr Smith said.
“I was grateful to be selected to present a poster presentation on my current research, opening up the opportunity to discuss my work and the latest technologies with experts from renowned institutes, including both national and international,” Dr Palethorpe said.
Attending this conference has given Dr Smith and Dr Palethorpe the opportunity to share their own findings, expand their knowledge and connect with some of the world’s leading cancer researchers with the hope of collaborating in the future.
“The funding provided by THRF and their donors enabled me to gain invaluable experiences which will lead to better outcomes towards cancer research,” Dr Smith said.
“I greatly appreciate the generous support from THRF and their donors,” Dr Palethorpe said.
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The Breast Cancer Research Unit at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI) are determined to develop a new immunotherapy treatment to target breast cancer and other heartbreaking cancers affecting our community. read more
We are pleased to share the relocation of a prostate cancer machine, called a Bioruptor that was purchased thanks to your generous support of The Hospital Research Foundation is being relocated to the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)! read more
The Hospital Research Foundation along with partner charity Australian Heart Research was proud to send two dedicated Adelaide researchers to the 2017 American Heart Association (AHA) Conference in California, giving them an invaluable opportunity to showcase their research as well as network with international researchers. read more
Thanks to your generous support, each year The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) funds travel grants to support researchers and students to attend various conferences and meetings relevant to their field of research, having the opportunity to network with fellow researchers around the globe. read more
The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) was proud to support a recent meeting of Adelaide researchers to enable knowledge sharing and the formation of new collaborations helping to end the heartbreak of Zika Virus. read more
Can you imagine being diagnosed with a type of cancer that has no targeted treatments? This could change thanks to researchers at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI) who are working hard to investigate possible treatments for triple negative breast cancer. read more
World-first research is underway at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI) focusing on using our own immune system to fight solid cancers such as breast cancer with potential for other cancers. read more
Thanks to the incredible generosity of one of our very special donors, Dr Margaret Elcombe, our researchers have been awarded the Elcombe Pre-Clinical Project Grant to pursue a promising new treatment avenue for breast cancer that has spread which if successful would be far less toxic than current treatments. read more
Supported by The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF), Dr Ashish Shrestha’s research aims to develop a universal Hepatitis C virus vaccine and a DNA vaccine to provide effective protection against the Zika virus, currently there are no developed vaccines against either virus. read more