ACRF Translational Proteomics Facility

  • Research Institute: Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

  • Amount granted: $2 million

  • Year granted: 2013

This funding will help to fit out a specialised centre within the new Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. This centre will incorporate a selection of emerging, cutting-edge technologies with the ability to identify and inform targeted drug design.

By facilitating the complex analysis of proteins and phosphoproteins (from human cancer samples), this centre will play a key role in the progression of clinical trials and drug testing.
In an Australian first, and thanks to the close proximity to patients as a function of the new Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, researchers will have the ability to collect samples from patients and test them in the new ACRF Translational Proteomics Facility. Normally, it would take weeks to months to determine whether a patient’s treatment is working, but with this facility, it will take a matter of days.

The ACRF Translational Proteomics Facility takes technology which is being used extensively in the research space, and taking it into the clinical space, allowing high quality and rigorous evaluation on the application and effectiveness of therapies in trial.

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) was seed-funded with a $5million ACRF grant in 2006. It is a $1 billion new facility, purpose-built for cancer research, treatment and care. It houses teams from Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne Health and the University of Melbourne.

Chief Investigators: Professor Paul Waring, Professor Tony Bacic, Professor James Bishop, Professor Antony Burgess, Professor Frank Caruso, Dr Jayesh Desai, Professor Paul Gleeson, Professor Danny Hoyer, Professor Andrew Lonie, Professor Grant MacArthur, Professor Malcolm McConville, Professor Andrew Roberts, Associate Professor Clare Scott, Professor John Zalcberg.

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