Cancer Council Australia

Annual Review 2015-2016

Supporting researchers

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In addition to our commitment to priority research, Cancer Council Australia funds research scholarships, fellowships and other programs that support and encourage talented Australian cancer researchers and support international sharing of cancer knowledge.

In 2015, we continued to provide a fellowship enabling a junior scientist to undertake post-doctorate research with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France. IARC is part of the World Health Organisation, with the Australian Government as one of its founding members. IARC’s mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer and the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and to develop scientific strategies for cancer prevention and control.

The IARC-Australia Postdoctoral Fellowship was originally funded by proceeds of our Emeralds & Ivy Ball 2014 (Ronan Keating Fellowship).

The Fellowship awarded to Dr Eleonora Feletto in 2014 was continued in 2016 to allow her to further progress her work at IARC developing the Environmental and Lifestyle Exposure Assessment (ELEA) study, a standardised tool for collecting cancer risk factor data in any location around the world.

Cancer Council Australia also is one of the sponsors of the International Union for Cancer Control’s International Cancer Technology Transfer (ICRETT) Fellowships. The one month fellowships are focused on rapid transfer of cancer knowledge and clinical technology by facilitating person-to-person training in specific areas relevant to the cancer research, clinical management and other cancer control activities in the recipients’ home countries.

This page was last updated on: Friday, October 21, 2016