ACRF Centre for Integrated Cancer Systems Biology

  • Research Institute: South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute

  • Amount granted: $2.5 million

  • Year granted: 2018

A new research facility will be housed within SAHMRI and the University of Adelaide’s adjacent Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building will be established with a $2.5M grant from ACRF. It will target five critically important cancer streams – chronic myeloid leukaemia, acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, multiple myeloma, prostate cancer and colorectal cancer.

“The ACRF Centre for Integrated Cancer Systems Biology will be a state-of-the-art facility bringing together next generation technologies to transform patient outcomes through the delivery of targeted and personalised cancer therapy,” Professor Hughes said.

It will build on the work of several previously funded ACRF centres in Adelaide and harness an existing collaborative relationship with the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) which is co-located in Adelaide BioMed City.

SAHMRI’s Cancer Theme Leader, Professor Tim Hughes, thanked the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) for the $2.5 million grant which was announced this evening.

“My colleagues and I are excited by this opportunity to build on South Australia’s proud history of ground-breaking translational research for the benefit of cancer patients globally.”

“ACRF grants are competitively assessed and the success of the SAHMRI application is a testament to the high quality of cancer research and treatment in South Australia. The deeper understanding of cancer biology that will result from this grant will improve the outcomes for cancer patients throughout Australia and beyond.” Professor Ian Brown, CEO of ACRF, said.

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