Jenna Goggins Memorial Scholarship 2017
The Jenna Goggins Memorial EnGeneIC Cancer Research Foundation (ECRF) Scholarship was awarded in 2017 to Eva St. Clair. Eva is completing a Master’s degree at UTS where she is studying the effects of knocking down drug resistance genes in non-small cell lung cancer cells using small interfering RNAs (siRNAs).
Michael Donato & Paul Said Memorial Honours Student Scholarship
Gemma Stubbs was awarded the Michael Donato & Paul Said Memorial Honours Student Scholarship at the Foundation’s 2106 Gala Dinner. Gemma recently completed her honours project investigating the inhibition of multiple genes critical to cell survival in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells. Gemma was awarded her honours project in late 2017 and will continue on working on a variety of projects at EnGeneIC as a research assistant.
Jenna Goggins Memorial Fellowship 2015
The Jenna Goggins Memorial EnGeneIC Cancer Research Foundation (ECRF) Fellowship was awarded in 2015 to Dr. Ebru Boslem. The Jenna Goggins Fellowship has been a generous annual donation by David and Carmel Goggins in memory of their daughter, Jenna, who lost her battle with adreno-cortical cancer in 2012 at the tender age of 27. Jenna Goggins was the first cancer patient in the world to receive EGFR-targeted, Doxorubicin-packaged EDVs™ under compassionate use to treat her Stage IV adrenocarcinoma. Dr. Boslem will characterise how this adrenocarcinoma, and a variety of other tumours, die in response to various drugs and how the immune system clears the dead tumour tissue from the body. The Jenna Goggins award was handed over to Eva St. Clair in 2017 to complete her Masters degree (see above).
Scholarships or grants are available to post-graduate applicants interested in translational research in oncology. The Foundation welcomes expressions of interest and will fund components of suitable projects.
Phase I clinical trial nurse support
Two clinical trial nurses have been appointed into two phase I clinical trial units at Royal North Shore Private Hospital, Sydney and Frankston Hospital in Victoria in 2018. The training provided within these early clinical trail placements will develop our nurses into valuable assets within the Australian clinical trials industry, where there is a paucity of suitably qualified nursing staff.