2021 Cancer Council WA Research Excellence Awards 

The Cancer Council WA Research Excellence Awards have been established to recognise and celebrate the achievements of Western Australia's best and brightest cancer researchers. They also serve to reinforce the importance of cancer research as an aspirational career choice and provide encouragement for the next generation of leading cancer researchers.

 

 

Award: Cancer Council WA Early Career Cancer Researcher of the Year
Recipient: Dr Henry Hui
Description: Early Career Cancer Researcher of the Year is awarded to Dr Henry Hui for the development of a new technique in the detection of chromosomal defects in blood cancer cells, called "Immuno-flowFISH", which will advance personalised treatment and improve health outcomes for blood cancer patients.
Funding from Cancer Council WA: $5000
Supported by: Blueprint Wealth

 

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Award: Cancer Council WA Cancer Researcher of the Year
Recipient: Dr Jason Waithman
Description: Cancer Researcher of the Year is awarded to Dr Jason Waithman for his contribution as part of an international collaboration which made a crucial breakthrough - subsequently published in the prestigious international journal, Nature - in understanding how the immune system puts cancer to sleep.
Funding from Cancer Council WA: $5000
Supported by: Friends of Cancer Council WA

 

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Award: Cancer Council WA Cancer Research Career Achievement Award
Recipient: Professor Christobel Saunders AO
Description: The Cancer Research Career Achievement Award is awarded to Professor Christobel Saunders AO for her outstanding track record of achievement in cancer research, and leadership and mentoring. This is reflected in her Order of Australia and other prizes, her international standing including an advisory role to other national governments, and numerous invited presentations at international meetings.
Funding from Cancer Council WA: $5000
Supported by: Blueprint Wealth

 

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