The Pipeline

Next Wave AntiCancer Therapies

The first in a provocative series on the complexities of advanced therapeutic approaches to cancer

By Jeff Brockman and Joel Sandler of Cello Health BioConsulting

“In 1890, the Russian playwright and physician Anton Chekov (pictured above) wrote a letter in which he alluded to a centuries-old observation that infections seemed to slow the growth of […]

2021-05-06T12:03:23+10:00May 6th, 2021|

Cartherics welcomes new PhD Student

Monash Grad Rachelle Duffin joins the team

1 March 2021

By Leigh Dayton

Fresh from a Research Assistant job at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Monash University, Rachelle Duffin took up her new role at Cartherics at the beginning of February.

She’s “delighted and honoured” to be supervised by Cartherics […]

2021-03-01T00:30:55+11:00March 1st, 2021|

Cartherics Makes February 2021 A Special Month

It all happened at Cape Schanck ……

By Leigh Dayton

24 February 2021

2020 was a rough year everywhere for everyone, including Cartherics’ hard-working team. By way of a thank you CEO Alan Trounson, Chairman Bob Moses and Chief Operating Officer Ian Nisbet hosted a company come-one come-all event this month at the Royal Automobile Club […]

2021-02-24T06:25:41+11:00February 24th, 2021|

Cartherics Celebrates Academic Achievements

Doctoral students achieve key milestones

 By Leigh Dayton

21 December 2020

As a rough year for all comes to an end, Cartherics is delighted to raise a toast to Anisha Balachandran and Van Thi To.  Anisha dressed-up for a pared-down graduation ceremony, and Van passed her Confirmation of Candidature Review with flying colours.

Cartherics CEO Alan Trounson is the […]

2020-12-21T06:35:40+11:00December 21st, 2020|

The Power Of The Pivot – Lessons from the biotech frontline

Back People Not Projects

By Ian Nisbet*

“If plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters – 46 if you’re in Japan.” (Claire Cook, Seven Year Switch)

In the late 1980s and early 1990s I was working at CSL during the years leading up to its public listing and prior to it becoming the behemoth it […]

2020-11-19T01:14:44+11:00November 19th, 2020|

The Fight Against Cancer Continues ……. Despite COVID-19

18 November 2020

By Leigh Dayton

They may not be able to gather at the Melbourne Convention Centre this year, but global experts in immunotherapy will swap ideas December 15 & 16 as Eradicate Cancer 2020 goes virtual.

Taking on the role of conference convenor for the second time, after the highly successful inaugural Conference in 2018, […]

2020-12-09T09:26:07+11:00November 18th, 2020|

Frustrated by Victoria’s COVID-19 Lockdown? Try India ……

That’s where Anisha Balachandran – Cartherics’ past PhD student has been since January

22 September 2020

Finally, Anisha is back, well almost. She is currently in lockdown in Sydney. While there, she spoke with Cartherics Communication’s Advisor Leigh Dayton about her experience.

When and why did you go to India?

My dad passed away due to a cardiac arrest […]

2020-09-22T06:41:02+10:00September 22nd, 2020|

From waging war with elusive pathogens to tackling cancer

Cartherics’ newest recruit, Phil Arandjelovic loves it all

By Leigh Dayton

In his application for Cartherics’ Research Scientist position, Phil noted: “I am an independent and hard-working research scientist who is proficient at working both individually and with a team”. True.

What Phil failed to mention is that he loves a good conversation. Politics, mentoring, economics and, of […]

2020-09-07T05:26:42+10:00September 7th, 2020|

The answer to self-discovery is found at Cartherics

For new recruit Walid Azar, it was about finding his calling.

 As Walid Azar settles into his new dual role as Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Lab Manager at Cartherics, he feels content that he has finally found his calling. With previous experience in both cancer research and industry, he acknowledges having lived in the best […]

2020-09-02T02:45:37+10:00September 2nd, 2020|

‘Chance favours the prepared mind’

Frederico Calhabeu has followed Louis Pasteur’s advice from France to Cartherics

By Leigh Dayton

When considering whether to continue his translational research program at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI), Frederico Calhabeu had a quick chat with Silvio Tiziani, Director, External Strategy and Planning at ARMI.

Silvio suggested a quiet word with several contacts in the […]

2020-08-27T00:48:45+10:00August 27th, 2020|