Funding research with the power to beat cancer.
The Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) is dedicated to funding research in Australia that has the power to make significant breakthroughs in cancer diagnosis and treatment. It does so by awarding multi-million dollar grants, stimulating Australia’s best scientists to embark on ground-breaking research projects that speed up the cancer discovery process – ultimately working to save lives by saving time.
2012 cancer research grant award winners:
We’re so proud to award the following cancer research projects with multi-million dollar funding to support their ground breaking work. Please click here to read full details about each grant.
- $2 million: Centre for Clinical Research, University of Queensland, Brisbane: for funding to purchase one of the first commercially available clinical (human) MRI/PET scanners.
- $3.5 million: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne: funding research into rare tumour cells via the purchase of cutting-edge technologies.
- $2 million: Diamantina Institute, University of Queensland, Brisbane: for seed-funding to develop an individualised oncology care unit at the Princess Alexandra Hospital campus.
Since its inception, the ACRF has awarded more than $86 million in research grants to Australian cancer research institutes. The largest private cancer research grants the ACRF has awarded are $5 million. Deserving recipients of this substantial amount of research funding are the Melbourne Comprehensive Cancer Centre (2006), Sydney’s Centenary Institute for Cancer Research (2007), the Garvan St Vincent’s Campus Centre (Kinghorn Cancer Centre) (2010) and the Westmead Institute for Cancer Research in 2011.
$60 million of ACRF’s funding has been awarded since 2006 – a reflection of the increasing need to fund research that rapidly progresses the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
There has been great progress with many cancers and cancer treatments in the last few years, but costs for sophisticated equipment and laboratories are immense.
Our aim for funding research in Australia is to enable the best-equipped laboratories here in Australia, and to attract and inspire the best and brightest scientific minds to take on groundbreaking new cancer research with the potential to prevent and cure this devastating disease.
If you have any questions regarding the processes by which ACRF is funding research in Australia, please contact Cheryl Riddington on 1300 884 988 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of Australia’s leading cancer researchers, we thank our donors and supporters. It is their generosity that makes it possible to provide these major grants – we receive no funding from any other sources.