Translational Cancer Research Network

TCRN: a translational cancer research program funded by the Cancer Institute NSW.

The Translational Cancer Research Network (TCRN) – a translational cancer research program funded by the Cancer Institute NSW – comprises the founding institutions of the University of New South Wales, comprehensive cancer centres at Prince of Wales and St George hospitals, cancer services at the Royal Hospital for Women and the Sutherland Hospital, Border Medical Oncology and The University of Technology Sydney.


The partners in the TCRN have already shown a strong commitment to translational cancer care. UNSW, a research-intensive university and leading member of the Go8, has recently opened the $120M Lowy Cancer Research Centre, housing some of Australia’s best researchers. In 2014, the TCRN partners will open the new Randwick Comprehensive Cancer Centre (RCCC). This $50M complex will provide purpose-built outpatient facilities for the management of cancer and blood disorders at POWH and RHW, and radiotherapy services for Sydney Children’s Hospital (SCH). With support from the Dept of Innovation Industry Science & Research and the NSW Government, UNSW will also soon commence work on the Australian Advanced Treatment Centre (AATC), a $51M dedicated clinical trials facility to support early and late phase trials. Collectively these capital investments illustrate the commitment of the TCRN’s institutional partners to deliver world’s best cancer care, as well as internationally competitive research and its translation into practice.


Our vision is to create a culture that empowers our staff to formulate and implement research-led improvements in patient care. To realise this vision, the TCRN will develop a unique model of translational research that draws on the strong clinical, educational and research enterprises of our partners.

Visit the TCRN website

Project team

Professor Robyn Ward
Faculty of Medicine
Ms Lena Caruso
DVC (Research)
Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite
Faculty of Medicine
Professor Philip Hogg
Faculty of Medicine
Emeritus Professor Nick Hawkins
Faculty of Medicine
Professor Peter Gunning
Faculty of Medicine
Dr Robert Lindeman
Faculty of Medicine
Professor David Goldstein
Faculty of Medicine

Key contact

Faculty of Medicine
+612 93828870

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