VCA Clinical Research Fellowship

Physiotherapy clinician researcher Dr Catherine Granger was awarded a Victorian Cancer Agency Allied Health and Nursing Clinical Research Fellowship worth $712,721 for her project titled 'Cancer and Physical ACtivITY (CAPACITY) Trial: Implementation of a self-management program in the lung cancer model of care'.

Her vision is to improve the quality of survival of people with lung cancer through implementing exercise into practice. The majority of people with operable lung cancer now survive yet they suffer significant physical hardship. New models of care are urgently required to minimise morbidity for this large and vulnerable group. This project will test the benefit of an exercise and education self-management program for people undergoing surgery for lung cancer to improve quality of life and physical function. Dr Granger is a physiotherapist clinician researcher with an international profile as a leader in her field of exercise and lung cancer.

The 2016 Victorian Cancer Agency grants were announced on Friday 17 February by the Victorian Minister for Health, The Hon. Jill Hennessy MP, at a Celebration Morning Tea. It is the first year the Allied Health and Nursing Fellowship has been awarded.

Read the media release here.