Research Institute: Royal Adelaide Hospital
Amount granted: $1 million
Year granted: 1994
ACRF provided a $1 million grant to the Hanson Centre for Cancer Research at the Royal Adelaide Hospital to allow the centre to extend its space and continue further cancer research programs.
The extensions, known as the Australian Cancer Foundation Wing, were officially opened in August 1995. The grant also enabled the Hanson Centre to recruit two outstanding researchers from overseas, whilst assisting in the advancement of research.
The Hanson Centre is focusing on techniques using protein chemistry and protein engineering to make antagonists to chemokines, substances that are known to be responsible for the trafficking of cells including cancer cells.
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