Drug Delivery For The Treatment of Children's Cancer

The NSW Pharm group present Maria Kavallaris in describing her important research on cancer therapies.

Drug Delivery for the Treatment of Children's Cancer

RACI NSW Pharmaceutical Sciences Group


Wednesday 29 September at 10.30 am to 12.00 pm

Presenter: Professor Maria Kavallaris AM

Founding Director, the Australian Centre for NanoMedicine

 UNSW Sydney

Head, Translational Cancer Nanomedicine, Children’s Cancer Institute

Children’s cancer is the major cause of disease related death in developed countries. The primary forms of treatment include chemotherapy, surgery and in some cases, radiation therapy. A major cause of death is the development of drug resistance. Moreover, due to the toxic side effects of current treatments childhood cancer survivors often experience life-long health issues including endocrine, cardiac, fertility and learning disorders. There is an urgent need to develop more effective and specific therapies to reduce the morbidity and mortality of childhood cancers. Our research has been focusing on the development of clinically relevant in vitro and in vivo models of childhood cancer and the development and use of nanoparticle based delivery systems that have improved efficacy and less toxicity than conventional therapy.


Speaker : Professor Maria Kavallaris


Maria is recognised for her innovation in driving interdisciplinary research in cancer nanomedicine.  Maria is Chair of the Australian Institute for Policy and Science, and a Life Member and past-President of the Australian Society for Medical Research. The impact of her research has been recognised many times with receipt of numerous prizes and awards.  These include the Australian Museum Eureka Prize, the AFR/Westpac 100 Women of Influence, the 2017 Premiers Science and Engineering Award for Leadership in Innovation in NSW, 2019 Lemberg Medal, and the 2020 NSW Premier's Woman of the Year.   

A recognised medical research leader, she has been appointed on government funding panels including NHMRC Research Committee and the Medical Research Future Fund Stem Cell Therapies Mission Advisory Committee, where she contributes to high level policy. Maria is a Fellow of both the Australian Academy of Health & Medical Sciences, and The Royal Society of New South Wales. In 2019, Maria was appointed a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia for her significant service to medicine, and to medical research, in the field of childhood and adult cancers.


The format of the webinar is that Prof. Kavallaris will give a 45 minute overview, followed by a further Q&A session.


This webinar will be of benefit and interest to all scientists in medical and nano particle research, working in both academic and commercial organisations in enhancing knowledge of cutting-edge technologies.  It will also be of significant interest and benefit  to the broader chemists’ community.

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A $10 charge will be made for non- RACI members and FREE for members.


Registrations close at 12 noon, Tuesday 28 September. 


For any queries on registration, please contact the NSW Branch coordinator, Brent Kooyman, Tuesday to Thursday, 0449766175, email [email protected]



9/29/2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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