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WEBINAR: Future Medicine: Stem Cells and Cancer


  • What kinds of cancer can be treated with stem cell transplants? And will this change?
  • How is umbilical cord blood used to treat some types of cancer?
  • How is stem cell science changing our understanding of how cells go rogue, leading to conditions like skin cancer or leukaemia?
  • What can we reasonably hope for in the future?

To mark National Science Week, the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia bringing together panel of researchers and clinicians to explore this topic and answer questions.

  • Cord blood: A/Prof Ngaire Elwood Murdoch Children's Research Institute - MCRI
  • Blood cancers: Dr Ashley Ng WEHI - Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
  • Skin cancers: Prof Mark Shackleton The Alfred and Monash University.
  • Moderator Tanya Ha Science in Public.

6:00pm – 7:00pm AEDT, Thursday 24 August 2023

Book via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/future-medicine-stem-cells-and-cancer-webinar-tickets-689696850847

More about the speakers :

Associate Professor Ngaire Elwood is the Director of the BMDI Cord Blood Bank and Head of the Cord Blood Stem Cell Research Laboratory at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne and a Foundation director: www.stemcellfoundation.net.au/dr_ngaire_elwood

Dr Ashley Ng is a senior research officer at WEHI, and consultant in haematology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Peter McCallum Cancer Centre. In 2022, he won the Foundation’s Metcalf Prize for Stem Cell Research: www.stemcellfoundation.net.au/ashley_ng_showcase

Professor Mark Shackleton is the Director of Oncology at Alfred Health, a Professor of Oncology at Monash University, Co-Director of the Monash Partners Comprehensive Cancer Consortium, and Chair of Melanoma and Skin Cancer Trials Ltd. The Foundation is backing his research into melanoma and vitiligo through our Matched Funding Program: www.stemcellfoundation.net.au/mark_shackleton_showcase

Tanya Ha (moderator) is Director of Engagement at Science in Public, where she has looked after communication for the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia, among other clients, for 10 years. She is also an award-winning science journalist, television presenter, author, speaker and sustainable living advocate: www.scienceinpublic.com.au/about/theteam#Tanya

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