People seeding new ideas into trials. 

Grant support for up to 4 concepts up to the total value of $150,000 is now available through the Below the Belt Research Fund.

We know that we need a pipeline of new ideas in order to keep trial momentum moving forward. Ideas do not mean much unless we can translate them into trials. The more we can do this then the more opportunities we will have to improve outcomes for our patients. 

The Below the Belt Pedalthon was founded in 2013 to raise awareness for below the belt cancers. In 2015 over 300 riders took part, raising money as they cycled for 3 hours around Eastern Creek in Sydney.

It can be challenging to obtain the initial funding to move a concept through to being a viable clinical trial. That’s why the ANZUP Below the Belt Research Fund has been established: to move new ideas into the next evolutionary step and to help improve the prospect of full funding support and completion. In 2016, $150k raised in the Below the Belt Pedalthon was put aside to fund these projects. Applications where accepted and finally 3 successful projects selected to be the recipients for the year:

Allan Ben Smith   e-TC 2.0: Further development of an online psychological intervention for testicular cancer survivors

Carmel Pezaro  - Defining primary resistance to chemohormonal treatment with docetaxel in men with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer: a preliminary biomarker cohort study

Andrew WeickhardtCirculating immune cell changes in patients treated with pembrolizumab and chemoradiation for bladder cancer

Applications will open again in February 2017

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