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Tracey O’Brien: One of the great privileges of my role at the Cancer Institute NSW is being able to support the life-saving work of some of NSW’s best and brightest researchers
Nov 13, 2023, 19:34

Tracey O’Brien: One of the great privileges of my role at the Cancer Institute NSW is being able to support the life-saving work of some of NSW’s best and brightest researchers

Tracey O’Brien, recently posted on LinkedIn:

“One of the great privileges of my role at the Cancer Institute NSW is being able to support the life-saving work of some of NSW’s best and brightest researchers.

This morning, seven inspiring researchers and research teams were announced as recipients of a NSW Premier’s Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research, with funding provided by the Institute to help support their incredible work. I’d like to extend a huge congratulations to Anthony Gill, Alexander Menzies, Anna Singleton, Rebecca Simpson, Wollongong Hospital, the CanEngage Project Team at Macquarie University and Cancer Voices NSW for their well-deserved recognition.

Research has helped transform our understanding of cancer but there is still so much more to be done, particularly for communities where cancer continues to have a disproportionate impact. The importance of closing the cancer care gap for Aboriginal, multicultural, regional, and other priority populations shone through in today’s awards, as did the endless possibilities brought about by immunotherapies and personalised medicine in supporting people diagnosed with rare or poor outcome cancers. I know NSW communities are safer because of the collective efforts of our world-class research teams.

Thank you Premier Chris Minns, Health Minister and Minister for Regional Health Ryan Park, Minister for Medical Research David Harris and Secretary of NSW Health Susan Pearce AM for helping celebrate the extraordinary research achievements taking place in NSW.

Find out more about today’s outstanding winners.”

For more information click here.
Source: Tracey O’Brien/LinkedIn.

Dr. Tracey O’Brien is the NSW Chief Cancer Officer and CEO of the Cancer Institute NSW, Australia. Before her current role, Tracey was the Director of the Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital, and Director of the Transplant & Cellular Therapy Program. Tracey has held numerous high-profile national and international leadership positions, including Advisory Chair, Cancer Australia; V/Chair (Africa, Asia and Australasia) International Centre for Bone Marrow Transplant Research and V/President of the Australian and New Zealand Children’s Oncology Group. In recognition of her exceptional contributions, Tracey was profiled in 2023 as one of the world’s foremost women in paediatric cancer by the International Society of Paediatric Oncology. In 2019 Tracey was named in the Australian Financial Review’s prestigious Top 10 Women of Influence, winning the Innovation category. In addition to her medical expertise, Tracey has a Master of Law (Health) and executive MBA and serves as a conjoint Professor in Clinical Medicine (UNSW) and Honorary Professor in Science and Engineering (Macquarie University). Dr. O’Brien remains committed to mentoring the next generation of clinician leaders and maintains an active clinical practice in cancer survivorship at Sydney Children’s Hospital.