ACRF Molecular Genetics of Cancer

  • Research Institute: Garvan Institute of Medical Research

  • Amount granted: $1.1 million

  • Year granted: 2003

Establishment of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation Molecular Genetics of Cancer. The ACRF Grant allowed the purchase of major equipment including a laser microdissection system and computer, mutation detection technology, DNA analysis equipment and mutation detection technology.

Professor Rob Sutherland, Director of the cancer research program, has indicated that the funding from ACRF will allow the institute to develop a state-of-the-art, world-class facility to genotype cancer, identifying patients with a predisposition to a variety of cancers including prostate, colorectal, breast and ovarian. The institute expects to see the development of new gene markers of cancer risk, cancer diagnosis, disease progression and therapeutic responsiveness.

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