Announcing our successful 2024 Clinician Research Fellowships

The NSW Regional Cancer Research Network is pleased to announce the successful recipients of the 2024 Clinician Research Fellowships. These fellowships aim to build translational cancer research capacity and capability and will support clinical staff located at regional sites to undertake impactful research within their health services.

The Clinician Research Fellowship scheme, funded through a Translational Cancer Research Capacity Building Grant from the Cancer Institute NSW, seeks to increase research capacity and capability across northern NSW – in the areas included in the Central Coast, Hunter New England, Mid-North Coast, and Northern NSW Local Health Districts.

Each Fellow will receive $100,000 support for a NSW regional translational cancer research project that demonstrates the potential for rapid improvements in cancer treatment, outcomes, or service delivery.

Congratulations to the recipients of the Clinician Research Fellowships:

Felicity Bates, Mid-North Coast Local Health District. Project: Investigating existential distress in palliative care patients - a cross-sectional and longitudinal prospective cohort study to improve the quality of life of those affected by cancer and other life limiting illnesses.

Fern Beschi, Calvary Mater Hospital, Newcastle. Project: Improving Symptom Management to Support Best Clinical Practice: Addressing Levetiracetam Drug Stability and Compatibility for Continuous Subcutaneous Infusion.

Dr Jie Yu, Hunter New England Local Health District. Project: Physician-led dedicated Telehealth Cardio-Oncology Service to improve outcomes for cancer patients living in regional and rural NSW: a feasibility and acceptability study (TELE-CANCER)