Tag Archives: Research Awards

Research through funding provided by Cancer Council Victoria, raised by Research Awards at events like Tuxedo Junction, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre was able to support a research team and a PhD student to test the hypothesis that in fast growing solid tumours, it is possible to reduce blood vessel outgrowth and slow tumour development by blocking the tumour’s response to hypoxia (reduced oxygen levels).

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Family Supports Forgotten Cancers

Many of us have never heard of NET cancer, but for the O’Dea family it is all too familiar. Margaret Celene O’Dea, affectionately loved as ‘Mavis’ to her family and friends, was diagnosed with NET cancer in March 2013 at the age of 81. As a result, the O’Dea family would like to see more education of the medical community and primary health care professionals about NETs and at the recent Tuxedo Junction Charity Ball won the naming rights to the Margaret 'Mavis' O'Dea Research Award in support of research into forgotten cancers.

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