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Ivy raises funds for cancer research in Australia

Ivy’s headshave for cancer research

27th February 2017 - Posted by ACRF

“Hi everyone, I’m Ivy. I’m 10 years old, and enjoy horse riding, playing with my friends, board games, basketball and being with…

Fundraising for cancer research in Australia

Running for cancer research in support of my mum

22nd February 2017 - Posted by ACRF

“In April I will be running in the 2017 London Marathon. I am a passionate footballer, runner and now fundraiser who decided…

Allyson and Rob are supporting Australian cancer researchers

Allyson and Rob are running for cancer research

14th February 2017 - Posted by ACRF

“Our dads both have cancer so my wife Allyson and I are taking on the Canberra Times Australian Running Festival in April…

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Cancer immunity enhanced by natural killer cells

9th February 2017 - Posted by ACRF

A team of researchers from Australia and France have uncovered new insights into how to prolong the lifespan of the body’s disease-fighting…


New ACT drug discovery platform

6th February 2017 - Posted by ACRF

Today, Australian National University (ANU), the ACT Minister for Health and Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) will launch a new robotic system…


Walking El Camino de Santiago in Mike’s memory

1st February 2017 - Posted by ACRF

“My name is Kate Narracott. I’m 55 years old and work full time as a Travel Agent. In April 2017, I’m walking…

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Aggressive prostate cancer linked to faulty BRCA2 gene

31st January 2017 - Posted by ACRF

New research has revealed why men with a family history of prostate cancer, and who also carry the BRCA2 gene fault, have…

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Congratulations to Australia Day Honours winner and ACRF supporter, James Service

27th January 2017 - Posted by ACRF

The Australian Cancer Research Foundation would like to congratulate James Service AM on his appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia.…

ACRF supports cancer research in Australia

ACRF qualifies for the Registered Charity Tick

27th January 2017 - Posted by ACRF

In 1984, ACRF’s founders, Sir Peter Abeles and Lady Sonia McMahon, identified a gap in scientific funding and set about trying to…

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Immunotherapy before surgery could improve cancer survival rates

19th January 2017 - Posted by ACRF

Researchers have found that reversing the order of treatment for patients with certain cancers could dramatically improve survival rates. Scientists at QIMR…


Rosie’s story: Why I support cancer research

13th January 2017 - Posted by ACRF

“It was 2007 and I was enjoying retirement after 30 years in nursing. But I had been experiencing stomach pain and weight loss…


Australian approval for drug that ‘melts’ leukaemia

10th January 2017 - Posted by ACRF

A new anti-cancer drug with the power to ‘melt away’ certain advanced forms of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) has been granted approval…