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New cancer research grants announced



Federal Health Minister, Tanya Plibersek, has announced $10.6 million in new grants for cancer research through the Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme.

The 38 new cancer research projects include two projects jointly funded by Cancer Australia and Cancer Council Australia.

Cancer Australia developed the grant scheme to provide a national approach to the funding of cancer research in identified priority research areas.

The project grants are designed to support research that will have a direct impact on clinical practice, policy and patient outcomes. 

Since its inception in 2007, 209 grants totalling $71.8 million have been funded through this scheme.

"It is important that there continues to be targeted investment in cancer research aimed at reducing the impact of the disease and improving the quality of life and outcomes for patients," Minister Plibersek said.

"Many of the successful recipients are at the forefront of cancer research in this country and their research provides hope for everyone affected by cancer."

The two projects with Cancer Council Australia co-funding include: 

  • Michael Friedlander - ICON8: An international multi-stage randomised phase III trial of dose-fractionated chemotherapy compared to standard three-weekly chemotherapy for women with newly diagnosed epithelial ovarian cancer.
  • Peter Grimison - Accelerating First-Line Chemotherapy to Improve Cure Rates for Advanced Germ Cell Tumours: An Australian-Led, International Randomised Trial.

For more information on the grants and the Priority-driven Collaborative Research Scheme, visit Cancer Australia


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