Cancer Immunotherapies Research Group receive prestigious travel awards

Monday 10 September 2018

Researchers from Mater Research’s Cancer Immunotherapies Research Group have received prestigious travel awards to attend international conferences.

Associate Professor Kristen Radford has received an Australian Society for Immunology (ASI) Jacques Miller Senior Travel Award and will travel to New York City, USA to attend the fourth CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference* from September 30 to October 3. 

The 2018 conference focuses on “Translating Science into Survival” and will feature talks from more than 50 leaders in the fields of cancer immunology and immunotherapy.

Associate Professor Radford will be presenting her groups work on their new cancer vaccine, and has been invited to present at a collaborators lab.

Dr Kelly-Anne Masterman received two travel awards; an ASI Australian Society for Immunology international travel award and the Frazer Family Foundation travel award to attend the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Immuno-Oncology Congress in Geneva, Switzerland in December.

The ESMO Immuno-Oncology Congress aims to increase the understanding of the implications and potential of immunotherapy for clinical practice. 

Dr Masterman will also be visiting two laboratories at the University of Zurich after the conference.

*Cancer Research Institute – The Association for Cancer Immunotherapy – European Academy of Tumor Immunology – American Association for Cancer Research