Community members can now hear world leaders talk about the latest breakthroughs in pancreatic cancer research.
A virtual Health Beyond Research and Innovation Showcase seminar held on July 21 can now be viewed online.
People from south western Sydney and around the world zoomed in to be part of the seminar on pancreatic cancer research.
Professor Minoti Apte, a lead researcher at the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, chaired the online seminar.
She was the first person in the world to successfully isolate pancreatic stellate cells.
This discovery in 1998 helped researchers isolate and identify these cells and how they helped cancer cells grow and spread around the body.
South Western Sydney Local Health District Chief Executive Amanda Larkin said the seminar was a wonderful opportunity for residents to hear about the work of local and international experts and the new models of care being explored.
"Professor Apte shares the stage with her Ingham Institute colleague Dr Zhihong Xu, who talks about stromal-tumour interactions in pancreatic cancer,'' she said.
"They are joined by Associate Professor Vikas Dudeja, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the United States, who talks about the gut microbiome and its role in the fight against cancer.''
Chipping Norton resident Christine Goodman joined the virtual seminar. Ms Goodman cared for her husband Peter during his cancer treatment, and provided a carer's perspective.
South Western Sydney Local Health District is proud to again partner with the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research to host the monthly showcase which is being held via Zoom this year.
The seminar series presents a wide range of topics including innovation to commercialisation in August and oesophageal cancer in September.
To watch a seminar or to register for monthly alerts visit www.healthbeyondshowcase.org.au
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