Past Events

Sunday, 5 June 2016 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual, treasured Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide, and around the...

Friday, 26 August 2016 - 7:00am to 11:00pm

Daffodil Day - one of Australia’s best known fundraising events for cancer.

Image - Shifting Landscapes in Medical Research Funding – recent policy developments

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 8:30am to 11:30am

This seminar aims to inform researchers about the changing landscape of acquiring research funding. The NHMRC restructure and the MRFF signal significant changes. This series aims to encourage...

Image - Randwick Precinct Cancer Roundtable: Nanomedicine [May 22nd 2018]

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Topic: Nanomedicine

Facilitator: Prof David Goldstein

Guest presenter: Dr Joshua McCarroll


Image - Obesity: A New Cancer Problem

Tuesday, 3 July 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Rapid fire presentations from key leaders in the field and interactive panel discussion focusing on 3 areas:

1. Basic Science Research 
2. Clinical and Surgical Research 

Image - Randwick Precinct Cancer Roundtable - Drug Development [July 31st 2018]

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Topic: Drug Development

Invited speaker: Prof Peter Gunning

Facilitator: Prof Michael Friedlander


Image - Life after a PhD – A Career Pathway Workshop 2018

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

The TCRN  is holding Life after a PhD - A Career Pathway workshop on Tuesday the 31st of July.
PhD students studying in the area of cancer research are invited to attend.


Image - Randwick Precinct Cancer Roundtable - Pancreatic Cancer [August 28th 2018]

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

New Precision Medicine Approaches for Pancreatic Cancer

Interactive discussion facilitated by Dr...

Image - Randwick Precinct Cancer Roundtable - Big Data

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Topic: Big Data

Facilitator: Prof Mark Hertzberg

Presenter: A/Prof Claire Vajdic

Image - 2018 Translational Cancer Research Network Symposium

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 - 8:45am to 5:00pm

The 2018 TCRN Symposium will allow members to showcase their research to the largest possible gathering of our TCRN group and encourage increased development of new...


"At first a felt a bit funny about talking to a lady about my problems after my cancer treatment, but my doctor is really nice and really understanding.  Plus she is an oncologist so she understands all the medical stuff that goes along with cancer treatment so I didn't have to explain things to her the way I did to my GP.  I felt like she really understood where I was coming from and gave me some good strategies to help with my issues.  And she wrote a care plan and sent a copy to my GP as well, so hopefully now when I go to see him he will feel like he is better able to treat me."

Anthony, prostate cancer survivor
"At 26 I was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer... having survived this (thanks to a great medical team), I ‘floundered’ for many years with the resulting impact of early menopause, fertility issues and general fatigue. Even worse, I felt extreme guilt that I should be able to overcome these issues easily as I survived when others didn’t, I really didn’t have the right to ever complain again. This impacted directly on my confidence, self esteem and identity. ……I am now 46, have 2 children, a partner, a career and a good life.  However, the struggle I had undergone, in pretty much isolation, has been hard.  Even friends and family who were great during treatment felt I should ‘just move on’.  The establishment of this centre is a great comfort as it shows there is now a greater awareness of cancer survivor issues to hopefully ensure better long term support for people who have had cancer."

Melinda, ovarian cancer survivor 
"I am aware of the National Centre for Cancer Survivorship and support them in their mission to find new and better ways to care for cancer survivors through research. With the high number of Australians now surviving cancer or living with ongoing cancer for many years, we need to better understand the health issues confronting this group and develop interventions to address their unique and often complex needs. As someone who has worked in the medical oncology setting for 20 years, I believe the National Centre for Cancer Survivorship is leading the way in this work."

Dr Elizabeth Hovey, MB BS FRACP MSC - Medical Oncologist, SESIAHS & UNSW, Prince of Wales Hospital
"As Director of the Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital and Professor of Paediatrics at the University of NSW, I have watched the development of the National Centre for Cancer Survivorship over the last few years. I strongly support the opportunity the Centre provides to bring together research focusing on survivors of childhood cancer with that focusing on adult survivors. In both areas it is clear that there are many unresolved challenges in understanding the health care needs of cancer survivors, and developing best practice interventions for both prevention and treatment of those problems. I believe wholeheartedly that the work that being undertaken through the Centre will benefit both kids and adult survivors people for many years to come."

Professor Glenn Marshall, AM, MB, BS, FRACP, MD Paediatric Haematologist & Oncologist, Director, Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital