In support of the ACRF, I wanted to share this recent article with you…
Dear Mr Walsh,
Thanks to you, last night we had the privilege of awarding $8 million in grants to four separate cancer research projects across Australia.
Each year, ACRF challenges the research community to propose projects that are bold and that have the potential to make a significant impact on cancer prevention, detection and treatment.
Eleven projects were submitted from across the country and evaluated by ACRF’s esteemed Medical Research Advisory Committee who were impressed by the quality and vision of the applications. From these, four were chosen to receive grants. These research initiatives cover all types of cancer and will help to speed up discoveries, ultimately working to save lives by saving time.
So, thank you! These grants would not be possible if it weren’t for people like you. We hope that you feel very proud to share this wonderful achievement.
The recipients of the annual ACRF grants in 2016 are:
- ACRF Tumour Heterogeneity Program – $2 million to learn more about the mutation, internal variation, location and the impact of time on growth and treatment of tumours. Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC), VIC
- ACRF Tumour Metabolism Laboratory – $2.5 million to determine the differences in nutrient metabolism by cancerous and normal cells to improve cancer treatments. Centenary Institute, NSW
- ACRF Cancer Ultrastructure and Function Facility – $2.3 million to provide microscopes that can see cancer cell behaviour and their response to drugs in order to stop the spread of cancer. Institute for Molecular Biosciences University of Queensland, QLD
- ACRF Blood Cancer Therapeutics Centre – $1.2 million to develop a national program to improve patient outcomes for multiple myeloma and acute myeloid leukaemia. Monash University, VIC
Wishing you all the best,
From the team at ACRF
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