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16 Aug 2021
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2021 Picchi Awards - Monday Lunch Livestream

Join us to celebrate talented researchers as the VCCC Alliance presents the 2021 Picchi Awards for Excellence in Cancer Research.

The 2021 winners will present their award-winning research in the areas of population health, clinical and basic science, explaining their focus and future direction.

Cancer researchers are invited to join supervisors, mentors, colleagues, family and friends for this special online ceremony and presentation to hear insights into new cancer research discoveries and applaud winners' achievements. 

Advancing research independence

The Picchi Awards provide $10,000 to each of the winners in Basic Science, Clinical Science and Population Health to advance research independence.

The awards, supported by the Picchi Brothers Foundation, are presented to PhD students who are undertaking cancer-related research training with a VCCC alliance member.


Welcome and overview



Professor Mark Rosenthal
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Award ceremony



Joseph Lukaitis
Chair, Picchi Brothers Foundation

Basic Science
The determinants of sensitivity and mechanisms of action of APR-246 (Eprenetapopt)


Kenji Mark Fujihara
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Clinical Science
Chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy in paediatric high grade glioma             


Stacie Shiqi Wang
WEHI, Children’s Cancer Centre, Royal Children’s Hospital

Population Health
Using real-world evidence to assess the clinical utility of high-throughput sequencing technologies: the pursuit of precision medicine for haematological malignancies


Martin Vu
University of Melbourne

Monday 16 August