Fellows

Since 1998, when we were asked to support the Oncology Fellowship at The Children's Hospital at Westmead, we at Kids with Cancer Foundation Australia have understood that training the next generation of specialist paediatric haematologist and oncologists and researchers is essential to the provision of future cancer care for children in Australia.  Our support of other Fellowships at Sydney Children's Hospital began in 2001, and 2005 in South Australia's Women's & Children's Hospital

The Children's Hospital at Westmead has received over $1.5million from Kids with Cancer Foundation in support of their Fellowship.

The Women's & Children's Hospital, South Australia, has received over $1.8million in support of their Fellowship.

 

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 "The support provided by Kids with Cancer Foundation Australia over the past ten years (now 13) has been most sincerely appreciated and I doubt that we could have maintained the quality of service to the children with cancer and their families without the financial support provided by the Kids with Cancer Foundation. 

Having this position within our service has allowed us to continue to provide an excellent standard of care for the children experiencing cancer within this state and also the Northern Territory. It has also enabled us to train and mentor future oncology specialists which contributes greatly to succession planning and continued provision of excellent care".     
Dr. Heather Tapp, Head, Oncology. 
  • 2004 - Kids with Cancer Clinical Fellowship, Dr Michael Osborn,   $99,000
  • 2005 - Kids with Cancer Clinical Fellowship, Dr Michael Osborn  $108,797
  • 2007 - Kids with Cancer Clinical Fellowship, Dr Julius Scott         $108,797
  • 2008 - Kids with Cancer Clinical Fellowship, Dr Julius Scott         $115,402
  • 2009 - Kids with Cancer Clinical Fellowship, Dr Julius Scott         $115,402
  • 2010 - Kids with Cancer Clinical Fellowship, Dr Julius Scott         $120,560
  • 2011 - Kids with Cancer Clinical Fellowship, Dr Jordan Hansford $133,475
  • 2012 - Kids with Cancer Clinical Fellowship, Dr Jordan Hansford $136,290
  • 2013-  Kids with Cancer Clinical Fellowship, Dr Emily Rogers      $136,290
  • 2014-  Kids with Cancer Clinical Fellowship, Dr Emily Rogers      $142,032
  • 2015-  Kids with Cancer Clinical Fellowship, Dr Claudia Toro       $153,572
  • 2016-  Kids with Cancer Clinical Fellowship, Dr Rikki Branford     $156,132
  • 2017-  Kids with Cancer Clinical Fellowship, Dr Rebecca Manudhane $160,647
  • 2018-  Kids with Cancer Clinical Fellowship, Dr Rebecca Manudhane $164,930

The 2nd Fellow we funded Dr Julius Scott, became the head oncologist in Chennai, the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. 


 

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 Sydney Children's Hospital's KWC Bone-Marrow Transplant Fellow, Dr. Vasant Chinnabhandar 

The staff of the Kids Cancer Centre (KCC) have made significant contributions to the fields of cancer treatment, cancer diagnostics, cancer biology, bone marrow transplantation, survivorship, nursing, and medication safety. Sharing this knowledge, mentoring and fostering future research partners is achieved through clinical and research fellowship positions. The KCC Oncology fellows represent the lynch-pin of our day-to-day care of children with cancer. In the first year of the fellowship alone, the Bone-Marrow Transplant Fellow will teach up to 80 medical staff and have over 75,000 touch points of contact with patients.

 

The KCC clinical and research fellowships not only provide training for our future specialists, but add immeasurably to the research output of the KCC. The fellowship generally extends over two - three years during which the fellow is involved in several established clinical research projects or trials. All fellows publish their work in international journals, averaging one or two in their first year and up to 120 over their career. Several have extended their fellowship toward the higher degrees of PhD or MD. Fellows are trained in diagnosis and management of cancer and blood diseases, as well as the design and conduct of clinical research trials.

 

Fellows are also trained in translational research through our quarterly meetings with scientists from the Children's Cancer Institute. This aspect of their education equips them to interpret and apply new scientific discoveries, to work with laboratory scientists to identify the clinical problems, model diseases in the laboratory and to then apply discoveries in the clinic: a cycle of bedside-to-bench and back again. 

 

 

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