2016 Pancreas Cancer Research Workshop

AGITG – APC Pancreas Cancer Research Workshop The AGITG and the Australasian Pancreas Club hosted the 4th  Annual Pancreas Cancer Research Workshop on Tuesday 13 September, immediately preceding the AGITG 18th Annual Scientific Meeting. The meeting was a resounding success with very good attendance across disciplines and robust, research-centred discussion. … Read More

October 1, 2016

AGITG Best Site Award

Ms Halina Steane is pictured with AGITG Chair, Professor Tim Price. The AGITG Best Site Award, introduced in 2015, was awarded to  The Royal Hobart Hospital Centre for Clinical Research Haematology and Oncology Clinical Trials team (RHH CCR). RHH CCR has been involved with the AGITG since the early 1990’s … Read More

September 30, 2016

Best New Concept, Poster and Fast Forward

Best of New Concepts Award The New Concepts Symposium is sponsored by independent biopharmaceutical company Specialised Therapeutics Australia, in a key demonstration of its commitment to cancer research  and the  development of new therapeutics that may change lives. In 2016, the New Concepts Symposium featured four excellent presentations of embryonic … Read More

September 30, 2016

AGITG Innovation Fund awarded for colorectal cancer research

Dr Matthew Burge (right) is pictured with Professor Tim Price. Dr Matthew Burge from the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital has been awarded the 2016 AGITG Innovation Fund. The AGITG Innovation Fund is made possible by the generosity of charitable donations raised through the GI Cancer Institute Gutsy Challenge. Dr … Read More

September 30, 2016

John Zalcberg OAM Award for Excellence

Professor Goldstein (middle) is pictured with his wife Jenny and Professor John Zalcberg OAM (left).   The ‘John Zalcberg OAM Award for Excellence in AGITG Clinical Trials Research’ this year was awarded to Conjoint Professor David Goldstein of Prince of Wales Hospital (Sydney) in recognition of his significant and outstanding … Read More

September 30, 2016

Pancreas Cancer Research Workshop 2016

The AGITG and the Australasian Pancreas Club hosted the 4th  Annual Pancreas Cancer Research Workshop on Tuesday 13 September, immediately preceding the AGITG 18th Annual Scientific Meeting. The meeting was a resounding success with very good attendance across disciplines and robust, research-centred discussion. We had two outstanding invited speakers, the … Read More

September 19, 2016

INTEGRATE II set to open

In 2015, the AGITG brought together leaders in gastro-oesophageal cancer from around the globe to design a major phase III study based on the promising results of the INTEGRATE   study.  Support for the final INTEGRATE II trial design was received from Bayer in November 2015.   INTEGRATE II is … Read More

September 9, 2016

New Concepts at ASM

The New Concepts Symposium sponsored by Specialised Therapeutics Australia (STA)  is designed as a novel way to reach out to a wider spectrum of the group. This session provides an opportunity for delegates to present embryonic new concepts for feedback and discussion with the audience as well as comments from … Read More

September 9, 2016

NSW awards outstanding cancer researcher

Professor John Simes, AGITG Director and Director of the National Health and Medical Research Centre (NHMRC) has been awarded the NSW Premier’s Award for Outstanding Cancer Research. This is an annual award and the leading NSW awards program that celebrates excellence and innovation in cancer research. Professor John Simes is … Read More

August 8, 2016

AGITG @ ESMO 2016

This year the AGITG will be well represented at the European Society For Medical Oncology, (ESMO)  the leading European professional organisation for medical oncology. In 2016 the ESMO Congress conference will be held in Denmark, Copenhagen from 7-11 October. Abstracts will include: the DOCTOR clinical trial; the  MAX study; CO.17-CO.20; … Read More

August 4, 2016