Adult Cancer Program Lowy Cancer Research Centre
The Adult Cancer Program (ACP) was formed in 2009 and represents one of the founding members of the Lowy Cancer Research Centre. With Professor Robyn Ward at its head, this program brings together internationally recognised teams of basic science, population health and clinical researchers to address the problem of human cancer.
One of the distinguishing features of the ACP is the broad skill base of our clinical and basic research team leaders and the strong link between research and patient care. Clinicians like Viola Heinzelmann-Schwartz and John Pimanda have established laboratory research groups while continuing to deliver care to patients with gynaecological cancer and haematological disorders.
With the assistance of the Cure for Life Foundation we successfully established a neuro-oncology research team under the leadership of Dr Kerrie McDonald. We've had much to celebrate; including Associate Professor Claire Vajdic winning the Premier's Award for Outstanding Cancer Research Fellow, Professor Phil Hogg for the Australian Museum Eureka Prize for medical research translation and many PhD student prizes.
A major strength of the Lowy Cancer Research Centre is its strong relationship with key research and clinical organisations. These include the Children’s Cancer Institute of Australia and the three major teaching hospitals of the adjacent Randwick Campus (Prince of Wales Hospital, Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney Children’s Hospital).
The centre is housed within the Lowy Cancer Research Centre building at University of New South Wales, Gate 9, High Street, Kensington.