Successful Project and Equipment Grants awarded for funding by the Research Committee in 2012

Coalfields Cancer Support Group Equipment Grant Fund

Madhu Garg, Jayne Gilbert, Jennette Sakoff - Medical Oncology

"Cold Storage Equipment essential for smooth and reliable operation of oncology laboratory research projects"

Cathie Milton - Haematology Nursing

"Development, implementation and evaluation of a nurse led intervention model where Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICC) devices are used instead of Central Venous Catheters in haematology patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting at Calvary Mater Newcastle"

James Lawrie Grant Fund

Joel Parker, Radiation-Oncology

"Does a specific radiotherapy MRI reduce the amount of normal tissues receiving unnecessary and harmful doses of radiation through improved identification of target volumes + organs at risk for radical head and neck radiotherapy planning?"

Kerrie Clover, Gregory Carter, Ben Britton, Madeline King, Sylvie Lambert - Psycho-Oncology 

"Calibrating commonly used questionnaires for depression and anxiety in oncology to enhance comparability and communication of outcomes? 

Allison Fraser, Cathy Odelli - Nutrition and Dietetics

"Retrospective review of prophylactic Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) placement in patients undergoing chemoradiation for head and neck cancer"

Jane Reid Harle Memorial Grant Scheme

Cathie Milton - Haematology Nursing

"Development, implementation and evaluation of a nurse led intervention model where Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICC) devices are used instead of Central Venous Catheters in haematology patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting at Calvary Mater Newcastle"

Kerrie Clover, Gregory Carter, Ben Britton, Madeline King, Sylvie Lambert - Psycho-Oncology

"Calibrating commonly used questionnaires for depression and anxiety in oncology to enhance comparability and communication of outcomes" 

Margaret Mitchell Grant Fund

Katherine Clark, Ian Whyte, Naomi Byfieldt - Palliative Care

"A pilot study of pyridostigmine in cancer patients with constipation and high anticholinergic loads"

Wig Week Grant Fund

Judy Holland, Pauline Chiarelli - Physiotherapy

"Testing a new intervention to reduce bladder and bowel problems following radiation therapy and hormone treatments for early prostate cancer" 

Jennette Sakoff, Jayne Gilbert - Medical Oncology 

"Development of a novel targeted therapy for the treatment of breast cancer"

Kerrie Clover, Gregory Carter, Ben Britton, Madeline King, Sylvie Lambert, Psycho-Oncology 

"Calibrating commonly used questionnaires for depression and anxiety in oncology to enhance comparability and communication of outcomes" 

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