Your Donation Achieves
When Cure Cancer Australia Foundation began in 1967, if your doctor broke the news that you had Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia, he’d have told you there was no chance of survival. It was a death sentence.
Now, with the same diagnosis, you’d be told that you had a better than 75% chance of living a long and healthy life – thanks to a special research project supported by Cure Cancer Australia Foundation. With the Foundation’s help, Professor James Biggs was able to develop the highly successful Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital. The unit quickly established itself as one of the world leaders in this field of research and treatment.
The diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer no longer requires dangerous invasive surgery. The Foundation’s support enabled Dr Carolyn Mountford at Royal North Shore Hospital to devise the means to diagnose this disease by using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Dr Mountford is now the world leader in this innovative field and has applied this methodology to the early non-invasive diagnosis of many other cancers.
Early diagnosis and long term survival are very often synonymous in cancer.
Bladder Cancer is a particularly vicious disease that kills many Australians each year. It is hard to detect and confirm before it sends out its deadly metastases to form cancers in other parts of the body. A groundbreaking Cure Cancer Australia Foundation research project conducted by Dr Paul Jackson at the Prince of Wales Hospital Oncology Research Centre found the long sought-after trigger mechanism that turns a healthy bladder cell into a malignant cell. With that knowledge, new treatments may now be devised to stop bladder cancer in its tracks.
There is no limit to what our innovative researchers can do, with your help.
How are we different
Questions are often raised about the number of cancer charities in Australia. What do we all do? Why are there so many organisations?
- Cure Cancer Australia supports young post-doctoral researchers with an innovative approach to solving the complexities in cancer research. We fund all types of cancer research throughout Australia.
- Generous corporate and individual donors help us each year to raise funds to direct to Australia’s most promising young researchers to enable them to pursue vital project work in any area of cancer.
- The difference between funding through Cure Cancer Australia and funding an institution directly is the input of the members of our Medical Grants Advisory Committee (MGAC). They have a long history of selecting projects with the greatest potential and are able to determine funding purely on the basis of excellence. They are able to be entirely independent. Find out more about the MGAC here.
- Funds from Cure Cancer Australia are provided directly to young and innovative researchers specifically to fund the projects selected by the MGAC as most promising in their potential to find a cure. Find out more about the researchers we support here.
7 Reasons to Give to Cure Cancer Australia
- We fund the best and brightest young researchers throughout Australia
- We inspire and motivate people to join us in our quest to eradicate cancer, by changing their lives for the better through our Can Too program and charity challenges – together we can all work towards a cure for cancer
- We support young people who are not afraid to think outside the box.
- We are the only national cancer research charity exclusively dedicated to funding young researchers across all types of cancer
- We identify researchers who have promising ideas or projects but which may be slightly outside the mainstream, and as such often find it difficult to find funding
- Imagine if that “one in a million” chance actually turned out to be the missing link leading to the discovery of a cure for cancer – how amazing would it be to know that YOU helped it become a reality!!
- Our vision – ‘A world without cancer – nothing less.
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Breakthroughs are being made in the fight against cancer, to learn more about the success of our Cure Cancer Australia grant recipients visit our Researcher success stories page!