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ESMO Educational Courses

Updated 11 August 2023

Online applications are already open for the following educational courses:

Online application will open soon for the following educational courses:

  • ESMO-EANM Advanced Course on Diagnostic and therapeutic applications of nuclear medicine in oncology, 4-5 December 2023, Singapore - Online Application will open soon
  • ESMO Advanced Course on Early drug development, 2-4 February 2024, Hong Kong - Online Application will open soon

Precision medicine advances in thyroid cancer webcast

Updated 4 August 2023

The 'precision medicine advances in thyroid cancer’ on-demand webcast from WCTC 2023 is now available! Join Laura Fugazzola, Lori J Wirth & Rossella Elisei as they discuss precision medicine approaches for the treatment of advanced thyroid cancer.

You can find more information on how to register to the live webcast here.

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RANZCR 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting: BEYOND

Updated 4 August 2023

Dates: 19-21 October 2023

Venue: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Website: Home - RANZCR ASM 2023 | The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists

Our 2023 ASM theme of “Beyond”, is aimed at taking you beyond the clinical, beyond the expected and beyond the traditional scopes of our specialties.

Collaborations with our fellow clinicians are becoming increasingly important in the face of advancing medical knowledge and technology. These collaborations ensure the best patient outcomes in the era of personalised medicine.

Multidisciplinary sessions bridging across radiology, radiation oncology and interventional radiology will form a keystone of our scientific program. In addition to a robust scientific program we will focus on leadership, professional wellbeing and adjuncts to improve patient outcomes.

We hope our program delivers beyond the traditional day-to-day of our disciplines and provides a vision for innovative quality health care.

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Māori Cancer Researcher Awards 2023

Updated 1 August 2023

The Māori Cancer Researcher Awards 2023 are accepting applications for Masters and PhD Scholarships, with one Masters Scholarship available for projects relating to Gut Cancer, thanks to the Gut Cancer Foundation.

As we did last year, we have a registration process to help with planning. If students plan to apply for the scholarship, they must register by 12 noon Friday 1 September here:

The application forms and guidelines can be found on the registration page and applications are due at 12 noon Friday 29 September.

Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group 25th Annual Scientific Meeting

Updated 9 June 2023

13-16 November 2023
Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, New Zealand/Aotearoa and online
Co-Convenors: Professor Ben Lawrence and Professor Stephen Ackland

The AGITG Annual Scientific Meeting serves not only as a forum for the presentation of state-of-the art overviews on the pathobiological and clinical aspects of GI cancer, but also affords the opportunity to the Australasian scientific community to explore future directions for research and collaboration. The meeting provides GI cancer researchers and specialists with the opportunity to present their research and discuss the current challenges and recent innovations in a multidisciplinary setting.

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Treatment options for metastatic urothelial carcinoma: learning from expert debate

Updated 20 April 2023

A new independent medical education activity from Springer Healthcare IME aims to increase knowledge of treatment options for metastatic urothelial cancer. In two lively debates, experts Axel Merseburger, Enrique Grande and María-José Juan-Fita challenge each other to find the best treatment approach for real-life case studies and work together to find possible solutions.

Learn more here

The Cancer Society of New Zealand (Te Kāhui Matepukupuku o Aotearoa) is excited to announce that the 2023 National Grant Round is now open.

Updated 13 April 2023

The aim of the Cancer Society’s National Grant Round is to fund high-quality research across the cancer continuum (including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care). In 2023, we are offering Research Grants, Post-Doctoral Fellowships, and PhD Scholarships. PhD Scholarship application documents will be available in early 2023.

Please note that we have specific funding available for Melanoma & Lung Cancer research, and we encourage applications in these research areas.

More information here:

Latest Lung Cancer Research Review

Updated 6th December 2022

Welcome to Issue 23 of Lung Cancer Research Review.

This issue features research on the value of nivolumab re-treatment after response to prior immunotherapy, and the use of opioids in advanced lung cancer.

view the issue online.

Roche release | Blood test may help improve equity for late-stage lung cancer patients

Updated 11th October 2022

Lung cancer and improving the diagnostic process by sampling circulating tumour DNA in blood, is at the heart of research that has won the 2022 Roche Translational Cancer Research Fellowship (RTCRF).

Dr Annie Wong is leading a team of New Zealand’s top oncologists from the universities of Otago and Auckland, to develop a method to speed up that diagnosis.

Pancare Foundation in Melbourne Victorian Cancer Agency (VCA) fellowships released

Updated 11th July 2022

Pancare Foundation in Melbourne, Australia have released information on the 2022 Victorian Cancer Agency (VCA) fellowships for early and middle career researchers, open to potentially interested parties in NZ.

This opportunity is for Early and Mid-Career Research Fellowships (Incorporating the Low-Survival Cancer Philanthropic Research Fellowship Scheme) in either a Biomedical or Non-biomedical research stream. Pancare and the VCA are welcoming applications from New Zealand citizens who could be based in Victoria for a majority of the funding period.

Pūrongo Ārai Mate Pukupuku, the Cancer Prevention Report released from Te Aho o Te Kahu

Updated 12th March 2022

Quality Statements to Guide Melanoma Diagnosis and Treatment in New Zealand has been published with support from Melanoma Network of New Zealand and Te Aho o Te Kahu.

Updated 12th March 2022

News out from PHARMAC , they are delisting the Apotex brand of megestrol acetate on 1 May 2022.

Updated 12th March 2022

Do you live in Aotearoa New Zealand and have a pancreatic cancer diagnosis? Are you a health professional that works with patients with pancreatic cancer?

Updated 12th March 2022

Cancer Symptom Trials (CST)

Updated 11th November 2021

Action Plan for improving diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer

Updated 4th October 2021

The Prostate Cancer Quality Improvement Monitoring Report is now available on the Te Aho o Te Kahu website

Updated 4th October 2021

Breast Cancer Research Review - Issue 34

Updated 6th September 2021

Cancer Research Trust - Help us raise money to fund more research!

Updated 19th August 2021

Major new projects funded by Cancer Research Trust

Updated 19th August 2021

Initiative to support vaccination

Updated 6th September 2021

Precision Oncology Issue

Uploaded 26th July 2021

Lymphoma and Leukaemia Research Review

Uploaded 20th July 2021