Vital Highlights 2014-2021

CANCER INSTITUTE NSW RESEARCH EQUIPMENT GRANT FOR ANTHONY GILL In 2014 , Prof Anthony Gill was successful in obtaining a Cancer Institute NSW grant for the purchase of a Nanostring ncounter system . Modern cancer treatment is based on accurate pathological classification of tumors into different types all with different natural histories and responses to treatment ( personalized medicine ). The Nanostring nCounter system measures the genes expressed by individual cancer cells which in turn helps to classify the cancers into different types which need different treatments . This testing can be performed on routine ( formalin fixed ) biopsies routinely undergone by all cancer patients including those already performed many years previously or those performed at different sites ( including in remote and regional centres ). The pathology group has developed a pathway to deploy tests performed on this machine into the routine clinical setting including a pathway towards NATA accreditation for diagnostic testing and expects to be able to offer clinical testing to patients with different cancer types using this platform .

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