Westmead Institute of Cancer Research

  • Research Institute: Westmead Institute for Cancer Research

  • Amount granted: $1 million

  • Year granted: 2005

The ACRF grant enabled the construction of a dedicated new laboratory wing for Westmead Institute of Cancer Research in the planned Westmead Millennium Institute building. The aim of the new institute was to consolidate all WICR units into one new building to ease the overcrowding and to increase collaboration between researchers.

The consolidation of all WICR units in the new Westmead Millennium Institute building created a distinct, readily identifiable identity and physical presence that increases cross-discipline collaboration, fosters efficiency and helps achieve positive health outcomes.

The central hypothesis linking WICR research is that advances in the prevention and treatment of cancer will be achieved through the identification and characterisation of the molecular and cellular basis of common forms of this disease.

WICR’s research program is closely integrated with the clinical cancer services of Westmead Hospital, and therefore has a strong emphasis on human models, cancer types common in Australia and on translational outcomes.

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