2022 ANZSA Clinical Research Fellowship Recipient

2022 ANZSA Clinical Research Fellowship Recipient

Introducing Dr. Madeleine Strach, the 2022 recipient of the ANZSA Clinical Research Fellowship which has been co-funded by The Kids Cancer Project and Rainbows for Kate.

Dr Madeleine Strach is a medical oncologist at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. She is also a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney and Garvan Institute of Medical Research and is currently completing an ESMO Translational Research Fellowship at The Christie Hospital in Manchester, UK.

She is passionate about improving management strategies for patients with sarcoma and other rare tumours, through cutting edge bench-to-bedside research, and to attending to the unmet research needs of adolescent and young adults with these tumours. She has set up a comprehensive research program that evaluates preclinical models of rare peritoneal and intra-abdominal cancers and the genetics of the tumour microenvironment.

By correlating biology with clinical outcomes of patients with these rare cancers, Dr Strach hopes to find important information that helps repurpose existing treatments and develop novel therapies for patients.

The ANZSA Fellowship supports her ongoing dedicated research for patients with intra-abdominal soft tissue tumours in an exciting program of translational research alongside her established clinical role in sarcoma care.