Recipient: Dr Madeleine Strach
Institute: Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
Funding: $170,000 July 2022 to June 2024 (The Kids' Cancer Project: $85,000, Rainbows for Kate: $85,000)
By providing support for her academic career the ANZSA Clinical Research Fellowship is the ideal pathway to facilitate Madeleine Strach’s transition from early career clinician and PhD candidate into ongoing post-doctoral research, which includes an exciting program of translational research running alongside her clinical role in sarcoma care.
This translational research program undertakes a comprehensive analysis of the biological profile of intra-abdominal soft tissue tumours and the surrounding tumour microenvironment designing proof-of-concept studies and early phase clinical trial protocols. This program has the power to translate the scientific research into the clinical setting, providing increased likelihood of accessing novel strategies for improved care and clinical outcomes for sarcoma patients.