Discover the achievements of those within our College and the community who are leading the way on our objective to further tomorrow's medicine today.
Discoveries and progress by our medical community are supported through our Fellowships, scholarships and grants.
Prizes are awarded to those who have demonstrated excellence in their field and contributed significantly to the College and medicine.
Dr Marion Mateos
Past RACP Kids Cancer Project Research Entry Scholarship recipient (2013-2016) Dr Marion Mateos undertook her PhD in clinical and genomic risk factors for treatment-related toxicity in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).
The Scholarship allowed Marion to build key national and international collaborations in her PhD research and foster the development of clinical research skills, including wet lab techniques, statistical analysis and interpretation of genome-wide association study findings. Her work went on to feature in the Nature Reviews Cancer and The Lancet Oncology.
Currently, Marion is co-leading an international study in severe and symptomatic thromboembolism in paediatric ALL through the Ponte di Legno Toxicity Working Group. Her research interest is in personalised paediatric oncology medicine, focusing on clinical risk prediction algorithms and application to biomarker discovery in childhood brain tumours and toxicity prediction/minimisation in ALL.
Marion divides her time between the Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital as a paediatric oncologist and as a clinical research fellow in the Personalised Medicine Program at the Children’s Cancer Institute, Lowy Cancer Research Centre at UNSW.
Prior to this, Marion was based in the United Kingdom, where she completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in paediatric neuro-oncology through the Northern Institute of Cancer Research and the Great North Children’s Hospital. She received competitive funding through the JGW Patterson Foundation to undertake biomarker research using RNA-sequencing data generated from a large cohort of children treated for medulloblastoma.
Overall, Marion has attracted more than AUD$900 000 in research funding since commencing her PhD, with her most recent award being a three-year Cancer Institute New South Wales Early Career Fellowship from 2019 to 2022.
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