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.
2013 cancer research grant award winners:
- $2.6 million: QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane: to develop an ACRF Centre for Comprehensive Biomedical Imaging
- $2 million: Children’s Medical Research Institute, Sydney: to facilitate an internationally unique consortium of telomere research groups to better understand the differences in telomere biology between normal and cancerous cells
- $2 million: Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Melbourne: to create a facility that can undertake, in a translational research setting, complex analysis of proteins and phospho-proteins from human tissue samples, informing pre-clinical cancer drug development and clinical trials
- $1.8 million: South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Adelaide: to develop a translational research facility which will fast-track basic biomedical research discoveries into novel cancer therapies
More information on funding research into all types of cancer
Since its inception, the ACRF has awarded $95 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.
Two thirds 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 email@example.com.
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.