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$15.5 million grant for cancer research

21 February 2014
Cancer researchers will be able to explore new ways to prevent, detect, treat and better manage cancer thanks to a $15.5 million NSW Government grant.
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The funding is part of the Cancer Institute NSW Fellowship Grant Program, which will support 26 researchers to continue their work over the next three to five years.

Health Minister and Minister for Medical Research Jillian Skinner said the funding was vital for attracting and retaining the best and brightest cancer researchers in NSW.

“These 26 recipients will have the opportunity to make discoveries once thought impossible on behalf of the people of NSW,” she said.

The researchers will investigate:

  • How to improve melanoma treatments with novel therapies.
  • New therapies for leukemia and pancreatic cancer.
  • Brain cancer recurrence.
  • Methods to detect ovarian cancer.
  • Predictive biomarkers for lung cancer patients to enable more effective treatments.
  • Vitamin D’s role in breast cancer progression.
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