Research Institute: Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland
Amount granted: $1.096 million
Year granted: 1994
ACRF contributed $1.096 million in 1995 to the establishment of the Australian Cancer Foundation Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Queensland, where researchers work with others in the United States and Sweden to identify the gene involved in the most common form of cancer, a skin cancer known as basal cell carcinoma (BCC).
What your donations have achieved
Cervical cancer vaccine
We gave initial seed funding to Professor Ian Frazer’s research into the cervical cancer (HPV). Over 150 million doses of vaccine have been delivered worldwide to date.
The pill that melts away cancer
Our long term support of cancer research at WEHI has led to a treatment that melts away certain advanced forms of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. It has been approved for clinical use in the US, European Union and Australia and is being trialled for other types of cancer.
Personalised cancer diagnosis
In 2015, we awarded $10 million seed funding to an ambitious cancer proteome project that aims to provide each cancer patient a personalised treatment plan within 36 hours. This will improve treatment outcomes and help avoid unnecessary treatments.
Zero childhood cancer
We are one of the founding partners of the initiative that will tackle the most serious cases of infant, childhood and adolescent cancer in Australia. It is a key step towards the program vision of one day helping to cure 100% of children with cancer.