ACRF Centre for Translational Cancer Therapeutics and Imaging

  • Research Institute: Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

  • Amount granted: $2 million

  • Year granted: 2011

The hospital with which this research centre is associated, the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, is a pre-eminent centre for imaging of human cancer, and this work relies heavily on the research undertaken through the international network of Ludwig research centres.

The ACRF grant awarded to the Ludwig Institute helped the research team to develop a new facility that will significantly increase our understanding of the underlying causes of cancer, while exploring new therapeutic approaches. Their approach is to expand the utility of existing antibodies specific for targeting particular cancer antigens by adapting them for cancer imaging or targeted therapies.

This grant enabled this world-class research centre to purchase significantly more sophisticated equipment which will speed up their research, and ultimately, their discoveries.

Chief Investigator: Professor Andrew Scott

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