“At Chris O’Brien Lifehouse the status quo is never enough. The team here believes that you can always find better ways of doing things, and that’s why the best of the best want to come and specialise at Lifehouse. We have a competitive Fellowship program here because the research they’ll be working on is very exciting," says Dr Murray Stokan.
In cancer research, research fellows play a vital role. Fellows are doctors in their final stages of training, who have a role in both patient care and research. These aspiring doctors and talented investigators provide the capacity, skills and resources needed to run trials, design studies, execute research plans and analyse findings. Research fellows enable us to do more of the research, clinical trials and collaborations that drive us closer to exciting breakthroughs in cancer research that transform outcomes for all people with cancer.
Over the past few years, the generous support of our donors has enabled us to appoint research fellows in the streams of medical oncology, lung cancer, sarcoma, head and neck surgery, breast cancer surgery and most recently, radiation oncology.
Through supporting research fellowships, our donors have increased our capacity to find more potentially lifesaving treatments for cancer, while training and developing the next generation of doctors and researchers.