Research grant at WAIMR named in memory of the Late Kevin McCusker

The ACRF Board and staff would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to the family of the Late Mr Kevin McCusker, and thank them for supporting his most generous bequest to cancer research.

To honour Mr McCusker’s significant donation to ACRF, a research grant awarded in 2010 has been named in his memory.

Mr McCusker’s donation in his Will will leave a lasting legacy through the provision of a world-class imaging hub for cancer diagnosis and management at the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR). The Director of WAIMR, Professor Peter Klinken, is thrilled to support the naming of this $2.4 grant in memory of Mr McCusker.

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Australian Cancer Research Foundation announces biggest ever private grant

The Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) is paving the way for the next wave of cancer research with the announcement today of the biggest private grant ever of $5 million to help make cancer history.

The $5 million grant recipient will be decided by a panel of internationally recognised scientists, chaired by Professor Mathew Vadas and including Professor Sir David Lane. It will be awarded to an Australian researcher who provides the most compelling proposal for cancer research including potential cures for cancer, cancer prevention and the treatment of cancer patients.

“This is an exciting announcement for not only the scientific community but everybody who has been touched by cancer. The $5 million grant will be awarded to help fund what we hope will be a quantum leap in the field of cancer research. The ACRF grant will not exclude big picture, far-reaching proposals for seed funding if that’s what it’s going to take to move into the next wave of cancer research and innovations that matter. Anything is possible,” ACRF Chairman Tom Dery said.

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