Jessica Buck 36th Lorne Cancer Conference 2024

Jessica Buck

Dr Jessica Buck uses her unique training in both neuroscience and cancer to tackle the challenges of childhood brain cancer research. Dr Buck is an early career cancer researcher, specialising in finding better treatments for kids with brain cancer. In particular, since radiotherapy is an important part of treatment for childhood brain cancer, she works to find new combinations of drugs that increase the effectiveness of radiotherapy. She completed her Bachelor of Biomedical Science at the University of Newcastle in 2013. Following this she moved to the UK, where she completed her MSc in Neuroscience and a DPhil in Oncology in 2019 from the University of Oxford. She is currently a Forrest Research Fellow in the Brain Tumour Research Program, based at the Telethon Kids Institute and the University of Western Australia. As a Kamilaroi woman, Jessica also aims to increase the number of young Aboriginal women working in, studying, and enjoying STEM. She regularly hosts students and interns, and is involved in a number of mentoring programs

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