The Abbie Basson Sarcoma Research Scholarship (top-up) is awarded annually to the value of $20,000 through the University of Western Australia. For more information, click here.

YEAR RECIPIENT PROJECT
2020 Breana Weston Targeting the tumour microenvironment after surgery to prevent relapse of sarcoma
2019 Francois Rwandamuriye Biomaterial Assisted Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Soft Tissue Sarcomas
2018 Lu Jun Identification of genes responsible for dedifferentiation and investigate the mechanisms involved in the progression from benign to malignant liposarcoma, and the transformation from low to high grade tumors.
2017 Dr Rachel Jones PhD Thesis title: “Identification of novel risk variants for sarcoma and other cancers by whole exome sequencing analysis in cancer cluster families.”
2016 Dr Rachel Jones PhD Thesis title: “Identification of novel risk variants for sarcoma and other cancers by whole exome sequencing analysis in cancer cluster families.”
2015 Dr Rachel Jones PhD Thesis title: “Identification of novel risk variants for sarcoma and other cancers by whole exome sequencing analysis in cancer cluster families.”
2014 Dr Rachel Jones PhD Thesis title: “Identification of novel risk variants for sarcoma and other cancers by whole exome sequencing analysis in cancer cluster families.”
2013 Dr Rachel Jones PhD Thesis title: “Identification of novel risk variants for sarcoma and other cancers by whole exome sequencing analysis in cancer cluster families.”

Sock it to Sarcoma! PhD Top-Up Scholarships are co-funded UPA industry scholarship packages, offered within UWA. They are worth a total scholarship stipend of $30,000, split between the University and Industry (in this instance Sock it to Sarcoma!). In addition, there is also a research operating allowance of $4900.

YEAR RECIPIENT PROJECT
2021 Emel Rothzerg Discovering the molecular functions of LEPROT in osteosarcoma by combining bioinformatics and molecular genetics.
2021 Shahama Taifour Targeting oncogenic fusion EWSR1-FLI1 in Ewing sarcoma by locus-specific epigenetic editing. (This scholarship was facilitated by the generous donation by Matt Eton and Max Qua.)

Two Cancer Council WA Vacation Scholarships are offered annually to the value of $3,000 per scholarship. For more information, click here.

YEAR RECIPIENT PROJECT
2021 Aaron Meyers Local immunotherapy for soft tissue sarcoma.
2021 Akanksha Das Analysis of the Genetic Mechanisms of Disease Progression in Leiomyosarcoma.
2019 Caitlyn Richworth Hitting the off-switch to stop cancer cells spreading.
2018 Nathania Tanoto Role of Multidisciplinary Treatment in Sarcoma
2018 Salar Sobhi The Unmet Needs and Experiences of Patients with Sarcoma
2017 Fathima Mufaidha Mohamed Raju Investigating if bone cancer cells, that are resistant to anti-cancer drugs are also capable of spreading more rapidly
2017 Samantha Thilini Gunasekera Seeing if bone cancer cells that have had the gene AFAP1L1 deleted have a reduced capacity to spread.

See also: Grants | Participating in research | Affiliated and/or Research of Interest