ACRF Individualised Oncology Care Centre

  • Research Institute: Diamantina Institute, University of Queensland

  • Amount granted: $2 million

  • Year granted: 2012

Research that benefited from this grant was conducted in three projects: skin cancer research by Professor Ian Frazer’s team, pharmacogenomics and pharmacodynamics to develop novel approaches to breast cancer treatment, and finally studies in leukaemia and lymphoma which made extensive use of genomics.

Cancer screening and analysis at the centre initially focused on these particular areas of cancer research, with a broader commitment to genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics, in aiming to develop specific treatment protocols for individual patients.

This $2 million ACRF grant was seed-funding for the development of a specialised centre, located at the University of Queensland’s Princess Alexandra Hospital campus.

The centre combines laboratory-based studies with clinical studies and trials. It was the third ACRF grant awarded to the Diamantina Institute.

Chief Investigators: Professors Matthew Brown and Ian Frazer, Associate Professor Jennifer Martin

Other ACRF grants awarded to Diamantina Institute, University of Queensland
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