ACRF and the Kinghorn Cancer Centre opening

current cancer researchThe ACRF is very excited to attend the opening of the world-class Kinghorn Cancer Centre in Darlinghurst, Sydney today.

The comprehensive cancer facility is a joint project of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and St. Vincent’s Hospital, and it is modeled on revolutionary medical centres overseas which bring patients, clinicians and research scientists together under the one roof.

The Kinghorn Cancer Centre will play a major role in the future of Australian cancer care. It’s multidisciplinary approach covers the entire cancer journey, working to reduce the impact of cancer in the community through research, while providing holistic patient care from diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and quality of life.

The ACRF is proud to support this fantastic facility, having provided a significant $5 million towards its development.

This amount equals the largest grant ever awarded by the ACRF. It was awarded in honour of the late Lady (Sonia) McMahon, life member of the ACRF and one of two joint founders of the Foundation.

When the grant was announced in 2010, ACRF Chairman Tom Dery paid tribute to the outstanding contribution of Lady McMahon, who passed away at St Vincent’s Hospital following a long battle with cancer.

Her memory will be honoured today at the official opening, and again later this year at a dedicated ceremony for the two ACRF-specific facilities within the Centre.

For more information about the Kinghorn Cancer Centre, please click here.