New fellowship a game-changer for lung cancer researcher

New fellowship a game-changer for lung cancer researcher

Illuminate newsletter, Sept 2016
September 2016

Dr Kate Sutherland and Kate Summers
Recipient of the Centenary Fellowship Dr Kate
Sutherland (L) and Kate Summers, executor of the
Peter and Julie Alston Estate.

A generous bequest on behalf of the estate of Peter and Julie Alston has been used to establish the Peter and Julie Alston Centenary Fellowship.

The inaugural recipient of that Centenary Fellowship is Dr Kate Sutherland, laboratory head in the Stem Cells and Cancer division.

Dr Sutherland said the fellowship would help to advance research into treatments for nonsquamous lung cancer – the second-most common lung cancer type – and the cells that contribute to lung cancer formation.

“This fellowship is a game-changer not only for me, but for my laboratory."

“This fellowship is a game-changer not only for me, but for my laboratory. It will allow us to further our research into lung cancer: working to identify the cells in which lung cancer begins, and discover new therapeutic approaches that can combat this devastating disease,” Dr Sutherland said.

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