Since 2007, the exceptionally talented scientists and researchers we've funded, have made incredible progress and achieved some amazing breakthroughs across all areas of cancer research, support and prevention.
Thank you so much for your support. Together, we're helping Australians to live happier, healthier and longer lives.
We fund brilliant minds
Cancer doesn't discriminate and neither do we. We fund all types of cancer research projects, from basic research to late phase clinical trials. We also offer funding to the most talented cancer research leaders of tomorrow. We're proud that we've funded more than 250 cancer projects and achieved 18 significant cancer breakthroughs so far.
We bring comfort and support
Cancer takes a terrible emotional, physical and financial toll on those it affects. Nobody should have to face cancer alone. We find and fund incredible cancer support projects that make all the difference to patients, families, caregivers and communities - from the moment of diagnosis, through treatment and beyond.
We raise awareness
We know that 1 in 3 cancers are preventable so we fund cancer prevention projects across Australia. We also actively raise awareness about cancer risks and promote healthy living to schools through our Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be Happy program.
In 2016 we supported:
12 Cancer Research Projects, including:
- Development of a new therapeutic agent to treat childhood leukaemia
- Development of small molecules to disrupt cancer's DNA architecture to kill cancer
9 Cancer Support projects, including:
4 Cancer Prevention Projects, including:
- ‘Supporting Someone with Cancer’ Program that aims to reduce the carer burden, stress and isolation, including children and youth impacted by a family members' cancer diagnosis.
- Establishment of five new protective isolation rooms with ‘negative airflow’ at the Bone Marrow Transplant Ward, St Vincent’s Hospital.
- International birth cohort studies to find a child’s increased risk of developing cancer in order to prevent it.
- Bowel cancer prevention and screening tour
For details of all cancer projects funded, please see our full list
We welcome donations so that we can keep up this critical work.
We funded Murdoch Childrens' Research Institute
The support of Tour de Cure is vital, as it allows Murdoch Childrens Research Institute to continue to play a central role in this study, the only study of this kind, being the international coordinating centre for all data coming in from each of the cohorts across the globe.
Cale Wilkinson, Manager, Corporate & Community Engagement
We fund a specialist neuroendocrine tumour nurse
Recently I had to transfer for scans and tests. Thank goodness Net Nurse Dale Long met me at the hospital and showed me the way around and was able to be there for me with advice, wisdom, a smile and a cuppa to help me cope. She has an amazing history of working with NETS and I was so glad she was available for me and still is on line whenever I need a listening ear some comfort or advice. Amazing support, could not exist without her.
Denise Cockayne – Geelong VIC
We prevent cancer through our Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be Happy message
My own kids loved seeing you at Clunes Primary today, my 3 year old has taken "Flipman" to bed with him! The Preps I teach at St. Augustine's, Maryborough, were very excited after your visit. They kept asking me if the book in their bags were "Be fit" books.
Jane Christina, VIC