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Cancer researchers working in NSW

Meet researchers from across NSW who are working to improve outcomes for people with cancer.

The Cancer Institute NSW is proud to be supporting the careers of both new and established researchers, working across a range of cancer types and research fields.

Hear directly from some of these researchers talking about their careers, what drives their research interest and how they are working from the laboratory bench to the hospital bedside.

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Associate Professor Anne Cust

Associate Professor Anne Cust is an epidemiologist specialising in skin cancer research. She heads the Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research group, Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney.


Support for Anne's work

  • 2015 Career Development Fellowship – Epidemiological and intervention translational research to improve melanoma prevention and survivorship outcomes.


Associate Professor Nikola Bowden

Assocaite Professor Nikola Bowden, recipient of the 2015 Young Tall Poppy Science Award, is investigating DNA repair in cancer, in particular melanoma and ovarian cancer.


Support for Nikola's work

  • 2014 Career Development Fellowship – Investigation of the DNA repair protein XPC in melanoma treatment resistance.


Dr Matt Dun

Based in Newcastle with the Hunter Medical Research Institute and the University of Newcastle, Dr Matt Dun and his team are studying common gene mutations in people with leukaemia.


Support for Matt's work

  • 2016 Early Career Fellowship – Targeting activated signalling and oxidative stress pathways in acute myeloid leukaemia
  • 2013 Early Career Fellowship – Identifying novel therapeutic targets for the treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. 


Dr Ursula Sansom-Daly

Dr Ursula Sansom-Daly is a clinical psychologist and researcher with a focus on adolescents and young adults with cancer.


Support for Ursula's work

  • 2014 Early Career Fellowship – Novel approaches to address barriers to care among adolescents and young adults with cancer: Intervention research targeting vulnerable populations.


Dr Orazio Vittorio

Dr Orazio Vittorio is a cancer researcher working on neuroblastoma at the Children’s Cancer Institute in the University of NSW.


Support for Orazio's work

  • 2016 Career Development Fellowship – An anticancer chemically-modified natural compound targeting copper in neuroblastoma
  • 2013 Early Career Fellowship – Dextran-Catechin conjugation with SPIONs: a potential targeted therapy against gliobastoma multiforme.