Sharon was 34 years old – a hard-working woman with a thriving business and four young children – when cancer came crashing into her life.
“There’s always a milestone in the back of my mind, something I don’t want to miss out on.”
From large machines to small vaccines, ACRF funds the technology, equipment and infrastructure that power lifesaving cancer research.
We gave the initial seed funding to Professor Ian Frazer’s research into the development of a cervical cancer vaccine. The vaccine has now been administered to millions globally.
ACRF’s long term support of cancer research at Walter & Eliza Hall Institute has seen the support of a revolutionary treatment that melts away certain advanced forms of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. This treatment is currently being trialled for the improved treatment of lung and prostate cancers.
ACRF’s major grant of 2018 supported the ACRF Australian Centre of Excellence in Melanoma Imaging and Diagnosis (ACEMID). The project supporting the vision of a ‘World without melanoma’ is aiming to be one the largest melanoma surveillance and early detection programs in the world.
The program name is also the aim. Focusing on children across Australia diagnosed with the most high-risk cancers, this world-first personalised medicine program already has very 300 children enrolled. The ultimate aim of the program is to see zero deaths from childhood cancer.
Your generosity helps each individual diagnosed with this devastating disease.
Read some of the stories of the individuals impacted by cancer below.
Your support is helping change the lives and future of those impacted.
Your support helps ACRF to give researchers the tools they need to change lives for the better so we can outsmart cancer for good.
In 2014, our incredible supporters' generosity allowed us to award $2.5 million to Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. The grant establis...
"My name is Kristy Schilling and I'm 38 years old.
I found my first benign tumour, a fibroadenoma when I was 28. Fibroadenomas are ...
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