Tag Archives: cancer

For the Centenary, we get a cancer chair

CHIEF Minister Katy Gallagher has announced the appointment of Professor Ross Hannan as the first Centenary Chair of Cancer Research at the John Curtin School of Medical Research. As Chair, Professor Hannan will oversee a collaborative hub for cancer research that will involve leading researchers from within the Australian National University, as well as clinicians […]

Prof Chris Parish, 2014 Canberra Citizen of the Year.

Cancer researcher named Citizen of the Year

CANCER researcher Professor Chris Parish was named Canberrra Citizen of the Year in a ceremony today. Prof Parish is Head of the Cancer and Vascular Biology Group in the Department of Immunology, within the ANU’s John Curtin School of Medical Research, where he has undertaken ground-breaking research for over 40 years and been a mentor to […]

Lorraine Burrows.

Stay out of sun, warns victim

CANBERRA mother of five Lorraine Burrows has an important message for teens – get sun smart. At 38-years-old, Lorraine was diagnosed with ocular melanoma (melanoma in the eye) and is now fighting for her life. In 2002, after her eye was removed, Lorraine and her family believed the cancer was gone. That was until July […]

‘Angels’ run for mum

  DAVE Griffith has rallied a team of 40 to join him in the “dreaded” City2Surf fun run in Sydney to raise money for cancer research, inspired by the devastating news that his mother is terminally ill. “I was always going to run the City2Surf, but when we got the bad news about mum a […]