ANZCA fellows awarded NHMRC grants

A $1.9 million Australian and New Zealand research study into the safe use of frozen blood platelets is one of three national grants awarded to ANZCA fellows. 

Professor Michael Reade was awarded  the project grant in the 2018 NHMRC grant round for the Cryopreserved platelets for surgical bleeding trial (CLIP-II). This is a definitive trial to determine if cryopreserved platelets are as safe and effective as liquid-stored platelets in high-risk adult cardiac surgery patients.

Professor Kate Leslie and Dr Thomas Painter have been awarded a $A1.2 million project grant for the PeriOperative ISchemic Evaluation-3 Trial (POISE-3). This five year study will be coordinated in Australia and New Zealand at the CTN office in Melbourne under Dr Painter's leadership. 

Professor Bernhard Riedel was awarded a $A4.9 million project grant  for the Volatile Anaesthesia and Perioperative Outcomes Related to Cancer study (VAPOR-C) trial to definitively answer whether general anaesthesia with inhaled volatiles associates with reduced cancer-free and overall survival when compared with total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) with propofol for patients undergoing colorectal or lung cancer surgery.

This four-year study will be co-ordinated at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne.

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