15 of Australia’s leading cancer research teams are investigating new ways to treat cancer.
Research we are currently funding:
Genetically modified immune cells can be used to cure cases of leukaemia that are otherwise incurable. This project will optimise the technology to create cures for other types of cancer.
This team is perfecting a new radiation dosimetry system that will detect and treat cancers as they move through the body.
This project will determine how drug resistance develops at the genetic level and explore ways of making treatment approaches more effective.
Professor Reddel’s research team are now testing drugs that block the source of this immortality – stopping tumour growth and triggering cancer cell death.
A/Prof Pickett aims to develop drugs that target the process cancers use to grow and thereby prevent cancer cell growth.
Professor Sanson-Fisher is implementing a new system of patient-centered care across NSW cancer treatment units.
Professor Wiggers is evaluating community programs and how well they reduce modifiable lifestyle risk factors for cancer.
A/Prof Claire Wakefield is testing interventions that provide support and improve long term outcomes to childhood cancer survivors and their families.
Dr Johnston and his team are researching whether an an anti-inflammatory drug could be used to prevent and treat the serious side effects of chemotherapy.
Impact we've achieved with our research:
This study of 9,000 participants found that physical activity has the potential to lower someone’s cancer risk regardless of their body weight.
Research shows that 3,900 cases of cancers each year are related to being overweight. This research helps paint a picture of the extent of unhealthy marketing to children.
This research aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the estimated one million people living with and beyond cancer, as cancer survival rates continue to increase.
Dr Jeremy Henson and his team have discovered a new way to test for aggressive cancers. The test could aid in early diagnosis and help with devising the best treatment for each patient.
Jane Bennett talks about representing consumers in deciding what research Cancer Council funds.