Lance Armstrong supports unique cancer centre

Seven-time Tour de France champion and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong met with researchers this week in Adelaide during the construction of the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (FCIC).

Due for completion later this year, the unique centre will incorporate Armstrong’s LIVESTRONG Cancer Research Centre and the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) Cancer Prevention Unit.

ACRF helped establish the new centre by awarding a $1 million grant to Flinders University and Flinders Medical Centre in 2005. This funding will enable researchers of the ACRF Cancer Prevention Unit to conduct clinical trials using high-tech laboratory facilities for the prevention and control of cancer.

The FCIC is a unique comprehensive cancer centre that aims to close the gap between research, clinical trials, and the patient and community experience with cancer.

Now in complete remission, Armstrong was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1996 and is a tireless advocate for cancer research. He is currently in Adelaide for the annual festival of cycling, the Santos Tour Down Under.

Read more about the ACRF $1 million grant to help establish the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer.