Sunday, 21 September 2008

Westmead. Isolation of cancer-linked protein

Researchers at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and in France have shown one particular cancer gene is connected to reduced chances of surviving cancer. They say the tumour protein known as D52, may contribute to breast cancer tumours, which are faster growing and spread more quickly. Scientist, Jennifer Byrne, at the hospital told the ABC they would now concentrate on other cancers, and on developing a drug to slow, or stop it.


Penrith. Call for economic board positions

Penrith City Council has called for expressions of interest for 11 of 14 positions on the board of a new economic development body to be established in January 2009. Eight positions will come from a range of industry sectors, three from council, two from the community and one from the small business sector. The board will appoint the CEO of the new body, which will be formed through the combination of the roles of the Penrith Valley Economic Development Corporation and council’s Economic Development Department.