ACRF welcomes distinguished scientist and businessman, Dr. Ian Brown, as new CEO

Today we are very excited to announce the appointment of distinguished scientist and businessman, Dr Ian Brown, as the new leader of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

Dr Brown will succeed long-serving CEO David Brettell who retires from ACRF on 10 July 2014.

Dr. Brown was the former CEO and Managing Director of the highly successful Clover Corporation, which focused on bio-delivery systems for nutritionally important ingredients and which is publicly listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.

Chairman of the ACRF, Mr. Tom Dery said, “Dr. Brown comes to us with considerable international experience.  His business acumen will help take ACRF to another level and we’re tremendously excited by the potential to further accelerate our contribution to world-class cancer research. We look forward to building on our crucial role in funding scientific breakthroughs of the future”

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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. Continue reading “Lance Armstrong supports unique cancer centre”