Researcher

Dr Belamy-Bin Cheung

Fields of Research (FoR)

Paediatrics

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Biography

Dr Belamy Cheung, BMed, MSc, PhD

  • Principal Scientist and Research Manager, Embryonal Cancer Therapy and Prevention

  • Children’s Cancer Institute Australia

  • Lowy Cancer Research Centre, University of NSW

  • PhD Student Supervisor and Senior Lecturer (UNSW)

Dr Belamy Cheung is internationally regarded as a childhood cancer researcher with a strong established track record. She has 66 publications with more than 2500 citations in childhood...view more

Dr Belamy Cheung, BMed, MSc, PhD

  • Principal Scientist and Research Manager, Embryonal Cancer Therapy and Prevention

  • Children’s Cancer Institute Australia

  • Lowy Cancer Research Centre, University of NSW

  • PhD Student Supervisor and Senior Lecturer (UNSW)

Dr Belamy Cheung is internationally regarded as a childhood cancer researcher with a strong established track record. She has 66 publications with more than 2500 citations in childhood cancer research. As the Principal Scientist and Program Manager at Children's Cancer Institute Australia, she leads a highly productive research team of 15 staff and students. Dr Cheung has successfully conducted more than 30 projects in combination therapy, MYCN biology and prevention for embryonal cancer with greater than AUS$4.5 million of sourced funding. She also has outstanding research supervision skills, having supervised more than 40 postgraduate and undergraduate students in total with a 100% completion rate. Dr Cheung has extensive experience in neuroblastoma biology and drug development which has been demonstrated in her publications in high quality journals, including Nature Communications, 2021, 2019a & 2019b; Cancer Research, 2019 & 2018 and Science Translational Medicine 2019 & 2015. Dr Cheung directs and drives the research in all three themes in the Embryonal Cancer Therapy and Prevention Program: identification of oncogenic proteins in MYC-driven cancers; developing inhibitors for MYC oncoproteins; and developing childhood cancer prevention strategies.

 

Contact details:

Dr Belamy Cheung
Children's Cancer Institute Australia.
61 02 7209 6762 

bcheung@ccia.unsw.edu.au

 


My Grants

  • Project Grant, Cancer Council NSW, Application titled: “A novel combination therapy for childhood cancer” 2021-2023, $424,796.

  • Project Grant, the Trustees of the Anthony Rothe Memorial Trust, Application titled “Targeting PA2G4 as a novel treatment strategy for leukaemia and lymphoma". $115,000 per annum, 2020–2021.

  • Project Grant, Kids Cancer Alliance NSW, Application title “Prevention of Child Cancer – Down Syndrome”. Total of $160,000. 2018-2019.

  • NHMRC Project Grant , Application title “Therapeutic targeting of MYCN oncoprotein stability in neuroblastoma”.  $590,206.20.  2017-2019. 

  • UNSW Goldstar Award 2016,  Proposal Title: Therapeutic targeting of the MYCN oncogenic signal in childhood neuroblastoma by inhibition of transcriptional elongation complex, FACT”. $40,000

  • Project Grant, CCIA Drug Screening Fund, titled “Identification of novel compounds which enhance the retinoid anti-cancer signal using a high-content TRIM16 translocation assay”. 2012, $10,000

  • Project Grant, Faculty of Medicine, University of NSW, project title: “Overcoming histone deacetylase inhibitor and retinoid drug resistance through novel combination therapies”, 2011, $11,000

  • Early Career Development fellowship, Cancer Institute NSW, 2007-2009, $570, 000

  •  Project grant, Cure Cancer Australia, 2007, $75, 000  


My Qualifications

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

  • 2004:   Doctor of Philosophy, School of Women's and Children's Health, Medicine Faculty, University of New South Wales, Australia. (Awarded on 18/5/2004)
  • 1994:   Master of Science, School of Pathology, Medicine Faculty, University of New South Wales, Australia.
  • 1983:  Bachelor of Medicine, Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Science, Guangzhou, P. R. China.

My Awards

  1. 1. Australia Postgraduate Research Award, 1990-1992
  2. 2. Early Career Research Awards, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW, Sydney, 2005
  3. 3. Early Career Development fellowship Award, Cancer Institute NSW, 2007
  4. 4. The Institute Award for outstanding service, Children’s Cancer Institute Australia, 2010
  5. 5. Goldstar Award for a research project, UNSW Sydney, 2016
  6. 6. Travel grant, School of Life Sciences and Technology, Shanghai Tongji University, China. 2017.

My Research Activities

Current Research Projects:

1. Developing inhibitors for MYC oncoproteins.

2. Identification of co-factors for MYCN oncoprotein.

3. Establishing novel combination therapies of epigenetic drugs for cancer treatment.

4. Developing childhood cancer prevention strategies. 


My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

ILP, Honours, Masters, PhD


My Teaching

As a Facilitator for Scenario Groups at the Faculty of Medicine, UNSW

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Location

Children's Cancer Institute
Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Australia
PO Box 81 Randwick 2031 Australia
http://ccia.org.au


Contact

(02) 9385 2450
(02) 9662 6584

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