ACRF surpasses $100 Million milestone with announcement of 2014 research grants!

cancer scientistWhat an amazing year!

Not only did we celebrate our 30th Anniversary this year, but we also reached the significant milestone of granting over $100 million to cancer research in Australia! This amazing achievement – made possible by all of our wonderful supporters – is a big step in our mission to fund cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment to ultimately put an end to cancer.

Our $100 million milestone was officially reached yesterday, at the ACRF’s Annual Chairman’s Dinner, where we were thrilled to publicly announce four cancer research grant recipients for 2014. Collectively we awarded $9 million towards the newest innovations in Australian cancer research – bringing our total grants funding to $103.9 million!

We are extremely proud to announce the esteemed grant winners for 2014 are:

  • Children’s Cancer Institute, Sydney: $1.5 million granted to develop a national Precision Medicine Platform which aims to individualise the therapy for high-risk children that have relapsed from current treatments, and provide them with new treatment alternatives.
  • University of Queensland Centre for Advanced Imaging, Brisbane: $2.5 million in grants funding to purchase hybrid, digital imaging technology to enable best-quality treatment for humans and companion animals with cancer.
  • University of Sydney, Central Clinical School: $2.5 million granted to revolutionise radiotherapy. This project will increase cure-rates while decreasing the economic cost and the negative side effects of radiotherapy treatment.  It will make radiotherapy more affordable for the 135 countries around the world that don’t currently have access to appropriate radiotherapy treatment.
  • Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne: Awarded $2.5 million to build a Breakthrough Technologies Laboratory to analyse genetic mutations that drive cancers at the individual cell-level.

A big thank you to all of our supporters and generous donors for helping us to reach this amazing achievement.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]