From the Director

What a month it has been for FCIC with awards aplenty, a highly successful Flinders Research Week and a flurry of engagement activities with our key partners.

The inaugural research week featured our clinical research afternoon and the first Flinders Foundation FCIC Shark Tank. Congratulations to Katherine Morel who won the Flinders Foundation Inspirational & Dynamic Research Award.

A number of other highly significant awards are highlighted in this edition of the newsletter. This week has been a particularly big week for FCIC’s critical partnership with the Cancer Council. Firstly, I travelled to a very cold Mt Gambier to speak at the launch of the 2018 Limestone Coast Relay for Life supporting Cancer Council SA.

On Wednesday, FCIC hosted a Cancer Council Australia film crew to record vision and interviews for a new national campaign. Many thanks to those staff who provided the talent for the shoots.

On Thursday, I had the pleasure of speaking to Hansen Yuncken staff at a joint celebration of the completion of the new Rehabilitation and Palliative care facility at FMC and the launch of the Ryan Hodges Breathe Easy Fund. Ryan is an inspirational young patient who is being treated at FCIC for inoperable stage 4 lung cancer.

His fund is seeking to support our exciting FCIC research around precision medicine approaches to optimising targeted therapies. An exciting month indeed!

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