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Translating research: from the lab to you

30 November 2023

A celebration of our supporters

Peter Mac was buzzing on the evening of 21 November 2023. More than 200 supporters from across Australia assembled to help celebrate the vital role the Peter Mac community plays in the discovery of new cancer cures and treatments. Many more supporters streamed the event live.

Watch the event recording to see how Peter Mac supporters give cancer researchers the tools and resources they need to discover the next breakthrough.

Jeanne and Adrian minProfessor Jeanne Tie and Dr Adrian Minson

Professor Jeanne Tie
, an expert in translational cancer research (translating lab findings to clinical practice), was first to showcase her work. She personalises treatments for patients with bowel cancer using biomarkers such as circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA).

Dr Adrian Minson presented his research pursuing deeper insight into the interaction between the immune system and cancer. He’s investigating a new class of immunotherapy drugs – bispecific antibodies – and how they can improve the chance of cure for certain patients with lymphoma.


Watch the event here

To bring the patient and supporter experience to life, Britney– a two-time cancer survivor and proud Discovery Partner – was interviewed by Kate Torney, Peter Mac Foundation’s CEO. An inspiring and vibrant young woman, Britney shared her own story about cancer and the deep gratitude she has for the Peter Mac community.

Kate and Britney minBritney and Foundation CEO Kate Torney

Special thanks to Professor Jeanne Tie and Dr Adrian Minson for sharing with us key insights into their research and their hopes for the future of cancer research. And a very special thanks to Britney for so generously sharing with us her own inspiring story of surviving cancer and what your support means to Peter Mac patients like her.


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