12 new research projects funded thanks to Cancer Council supporters

Cancer Council NSW is pleased to announce more than $ 5.2 million in funding for new cancer research projects.

This year’s financing announcement is particularly special. When the grant cycle began last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, most of our fundraising events had to be canceled. Due to the loss of income, we were preparing to fund just six new research grants instead of the average of 12-17 awarded in recent years. This potential reduction in new research could have slowed progress and slowed the development of vital new treatments.

Thanks to the support of the community, we are thrilled to be able to award funding to 12 world-class cancer research projects. Without our great community of fundraisers and donors, this simply wouldn’t have been possible.

These leading and emerging cancer researchers from across Australia are leading the assault on a cancer-free future by exploring new ways to diagnose and treat the disease. You can read more about these innovative projects below.

Funding is awarded through an independent process that assesses projects for their scientific value and potential impact to the community.

Turning off the spread of triple negative breast cancer Dr. Robert Weatheritt, Garvan Institute of Medical Research Improving early detection of lung cancer recurrence Prof Geoffrey Faulkner, University of Queensland Using artificial intelligence to improve the effectiveness of radiotherapy Dr. Doan Trang Nguyen, University of Technology Sydney Finding New Ways to Treat Liver Cancer Prof Peter Leedman, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and University of Western Australia Finding New Treatment Targets for Advanced Melanoma Prof Gabrielle Belz, The University of Queensland wellbeing of female cancer patients Dr. Michelle Peate, University of Melbourne Reversal of treatment resistance in melanoma Dr. Jessamy Tiffen, Centenary Institute Finding New Treatments for Aggressive Childhood Cancer Dr. Belamy Cheung, Children’s Cancer Institute Australia Improving outcomes for infants with cancer Dr. David Croucher, Garvan Institute of Medical Research Pancreatic Cancer Disables There Defenses Dr. Jessica Chitty, Garvan Institute for Medical Research Focus on pancreatic cancer vulnerabilities Prof Paul Timpson, Garvan Institute for Medical Research Development of a new treatment for advanced colon cancer Prof Xu Dong Zhang, The University of Newcastle / Public Release. This material comes from the original organization and may be point-in-time in nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View full here.

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