The inaugural Lin Huddleston Ovarian Cancer Research Fellowship has been awarded to Dr Carmela Ricciardelli at the Robinson Institute, University of Adelaide, by Cancer Council SA
The new Fellowship will advance biomedical science in ovarian cancer, contribute to the national and international body of research, and lead and mentor the next wave of talent to ensure that South Australia continues to contribute world-class ovarian cancer research.
Cancer Council SA envisages that this fellowship will move us towards better screening, detection and treatments for ovarian cancer and ensure women who are diagnosed have every possible chance of a disease free future without impact.
Dr Carmella Ricciardelli’s research focus is to devise new approaches for early diagnosis and treating advanced stage ovarian cancer by increasing our understanding of how the tumour microenvironment controls cancer progression and chemoresistance.
The Fellowship amounts to $750,000 over five years, with $100,000 per annum from the Lin Huddleston Charitable Foundation and matched funding of $50,000 per annum from the University of Adelaide.
“Ovarian cancer is a devastating disease and the leading cause of death from gynaecological cancers, affecting approximately 1 in 80 women in Australia,” Dr Ricciardelli said.
The Lin Huddleston Ovarian Cancer Research Fellowship was established in 2015 in memory of Lin Huddleston. The fund was established to support an ovarian cancer researcher with the goal of contributing to finding a cure for this cancer.