Is leukaemia’s progression affected by the cell environment?

Researchers at the Telethon Kids Institute are looking for 2 research buddies to provide input into research about how the area around a cancer cell influences the progression of leukaemia.

Applications close: 8th May 2016

About the project

The environment around cancer cells is well known to have an effect in many stages of cancer progression. It plays an important role in how well treatments work and how cancer spreads around the body. This project is looking at the environment around leukaemia cells in the bone marrow and may help us to understand this better so that we can develop new treatments.

About the role of consumers

The project is looking for two research buddies interested in cancer or leukaemia research to provide input into a grant application currently being developed. Research buddies will be asked meet with researchers to provide:

  • Input into the grant application plain language summaries
  • Advice on disseminating results to the community

What is the time commitment for consumers?

A couple of hours over the next three weeks and ongoing involvement is most welcome if the grant is successful from late 2016.

Where will meetings be held?

Meetings will be held at the Telethon Kids Institute.

What support is offered?

Out of pocket expenses of $30/hour for face-to-face meetings is offered. Training is offered by the Consumer and Community Involvement Program

Applications due: As soon as possible but no later than 8th May 2016

 

To apply please use the form on the right side of the screen.