Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) Chief Executive, David Brettell, has urged supporters to get behind the Foundation’s 2010 mid-year appeal and our mission to fund the fight against cancer.
“This is a time we reflect on the 1 in 3 Australians who will be affected by cancer and on our role in funding vital research that can treat and cure the various cancers”.
It is our call to all cancer research supporters to help fund the work of the brilliant scientists who seek grants from ACRF each year to overcome cancer.
This year we have shortlisted six from the 13 grant applicants who will now progress to the second stage of our 2010 multi-million dollar grant program. Click here to read about the 2010 cancer research finalists.
Collaboration and world-class competitive research are among the top priorities for funding this year.
2009 Grant recipient Professor Phil Robinson from the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) in Sydney said ACRF grants enable Australian research teams to “dream big”.
CMRI last year received a $3.1 million grant from the Foundation to establish Australia’s first centre for Kinomics (an entirely new field of cancer study), a great leap forward for local research.
Mr. Brettell says cancer sufferers deserve the chance to benefit from new and leading edge research like Professor Robinson’s project and the others we are funding.
“ACRF’s vision to create a place where scientists can feel confident to seek funds to create breakthroughs,” Mr Brettell said.
“Our mission is to enable researchers and their teams to achieve their dream of finding treatments and a cure for the one in three of us who will be touched by cancer” he added.
The end-of-financial year Appeal is now in full swing. Thank you for all you do to support us and we do hope you are able to help us again this year.
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