We are delighted to announce the recipient of the inaugural De Angeli Cancer Research Grant is: Dr Venessa Chin, Medical Oncologist, Post-Doc Research Officer
As the first recipient of this substantial early career research grant, Dr Chin's project titled "Using the power of single cell sequencing to change the management of lung cancer" truly embodies what the St Vincent's Clinic Foundation is all about. We aim to inspire talented and enquiring minds undertaking ambitious research in new areas, exactly like Dr Chin. The generous $2 million bequest made by the De Angeli family late last year has ensured the St Vincent's Clinic Foundation can continue to support ambitious medical research in new areas across the St Vincent's Darlinghurst Campus.
Lung Cancer is common in Australia and the survival rates are poor. Venessa's research aims to use single cell sequencing technology to improve survival rates in lung cancer patients and help clinicians use costly immune therapies in a more economical way. She plans to create an "immune cell fingerprint" of an individual to predict which lung cancer patients are most likely to benefit from immune therapy treatments.
We look forward to watching her project progress and congratulate Venessa on her successful application. Venessa is a very worthy recipient from a very high calibre group of applicants.