Sydney Pharmacy researcher receives Premier's Award for Outstanding Cancer Research

4 September 2015

Sydney Pharmacy School Associate Professor Sallie-Anne Pearson has been awarded a Premier’s Award for Outstanding Cancer Research.
She was awarded the ‘Outstanding Cancer Research Fellow’ for her cancer research program, “Post-market surveillance of cancer medicines: Generating evidence for clinical and policy practice using linked health administrative data.”

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Associate Professor Sallie-Anne Pearson (Photo credit: University of Sydney)

Associate Professor Pearson said “It is a great honour to win this prestigious award and I am incredibly grateful for the support the Cancer Institute of NSW has given my research program over the last decade. While mine is the only name that appears on the award, it is a fantastic recognition of the great work my team is undertaking—using big data to address quality use of medicines issues in Australia.”
Hosted by the Cancer Institute NSW, the Premier’s Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research are an annual gala dinner that celebrates excellence and innovation in cancer research.
This year’s event was held at Doltone House – Hyde Park, and marked the 10th anniversary of what is the night of nights for cancer research in NSW.
Adam Spencer returned as Master of Ceremonies, and world-leader in statistics and bioinformatics Professor Terry Speed delivered the keynote address. The evening saw more than 300 preeminent guests from the health and medical research sector gather to share successes and forge collaborations.
Associate Professor Pearson has also recently been included with other academics from six faculties who have received more than $850,000 of philanthropic funding from the Cancer Research Fund to support new multi-faculty projects in cancer research.
Her project that has received the funding is titled is “Low value medical services and prescribing practices in cancer care: Towards a comprehensive framework for quantifying waste in Australia and beyond.”
The Cancer Research Fund was established by bequests and donations to the University of Sydney to support all areas of cancer research. It has been used to enhance research collaborations, generating a number of new partnerships across the university and externally.
The successful projects include research into diverse fields of inquiry, from how waste can be reduced in low-cost cancer treatments, to how awareness of genetic risk factors for melanoma can help prevent skin cancer.

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