Cancer scholarship pledged to Western Sydney University
The Mark Grundy Oesophageal Cancer Awareness Group Inc (OCAGI) has pledged $39,000 to fund a three year PhD in Western Sydney University's School of Medicine.
Western Sydney University student and PhD candidate Prapti Shrestha will aim to develop earlier diagnostic tools, prevention strategies and more effective treatments for oesophageal cancer.
Founder of the Mark Grundy OCAGI, Polly Grundy presented a $20,000 cheque to the University's Dr Vincent Ho.
Ms Shretha's research will be conducted under the supervision of Dr Vincent Ho and Dr Jerry Zhou.
Over 1,300 people are diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in Australia each year, accounting for 1.4% of cancer cases in men and 0.8% in women. While it is uncommon the rates of oesophageal cancer are rising.
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13 January 2016
Western Sydney University is pleased to present the Yarramundi Lecture — an upcoming annual forum exploring issues of local and national significance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Researchers from Western Sydney University in partnership with The GroundSwell Project, have released the first comprehensive assessment of community-centred end of life care in Australia.
Western Sydney University’s program for emerging artists under 30 in Sydney’s West, The Writing Zone is now home to 12 diverse, young artists who will present their inaugural publication at a special event today.