The ‘Australian Brain Cancer Mission’ is a $100 million plan to double brain cancer survival in ten years, and is the result of a collaboration between Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, the Federal Government, and Minderoo Foundation’s Eliminate Cancer Initiative, in consultation with the nation’s best research minds.
Australasian participation in the international BIOMEDE (Biological Medicine for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Eradication) study. Principal Investigator: Dr Geoffery McCowage Administering Institution: Monash University Grant amount: $188,750.00
GBM AGILE Trial Principal Investigator: Prof Timothy Cloughesy Administering Institution: Global Coalition for Adaptive Research Grant amount: $1,000,000.00
A national brain-organoid based high-throughput platform for personalised drug and genetic screening in glioblastoma Principal Investigator: Dr Guillermo Gomez Administering Institution: University of South Australia Grant amount: $400,000.00
Evaluation of Novel
Therapies for Brain Cancer and Generation and Characterisation of Recurrent
Brain Cancer Models Principal Investigator: Dr Bryan Day Administering Institution: QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute Grant amount: $400,000.00
Determining how FUBP1
drives Oligodendroglioma to develop better treatments for primary brain cancer Principal Investigator: Dr Leonie Quinn Administering Institution: The Australian National University Grant amount: $200,000.00
Sensitising brain cancer to conventional treatment using novel drugs Principal Investigator: A/Prof Nick Gottardo Administering Institution: Telethon Kids Institute Grant amount: $200,000.00
Resetting the Tumour
Microenvironment to Improve Glioblastoma Immunotherapy Principal Investigator: Dr Roberta Mazzieri Administration Institution: The University of Queensland Grant amount: $200,000.00
Defining the anti-tumour efficacy of CDK4/6 inhibitors in combination with chemotherapy and possible mechanisms of resistance in murine and patient derived xenograph models of Medulloblastoma Principal Investigator: Dr Laura Genovesi Administration Institution: The University of Queensland Grant amount: $345,000.00
Designing Novel Chimeric Antigen Receptor T cell Therapies for the Treatment of Paediatric and Adult Gliomas Principal Investigator: Dr Ryan Cross Administration Institution: The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Grant amount: $345,000.00
The Mission aims to rapidly increase survival by bolstering patients’ access to clinical trials and accelerating the discovery of new therapies by expanding research platforms and technologies, and equipping researchers with the best tools and infrastructure.
The Australian Brain Cancer Mission will launch with an initial collaboration comprising $50 million from the Australian Government, a $20 million commitment from Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, and $10 million from Minderoo Foundation's Eliminate Cancer Initiative.
The funding starts right now, with Cure Brain Cancer Foundation committing $1 million to ensure Australians will be among the first to benefit from GBM AGILE - a revolutionary new system to test potential brain cancer therapies and deliver better treatments faster.
A key objective of the Australian Brain Cancer Mission is to ensure every patient, adult and child in Australia has the opportunity to participate in clinical trials.
will be done by investing in more clinical trials, new discovery work, further
international collaborations, expanding research platforms and technologies,
and fostering the talent of our researchers.
The establishment of the Australian Brain Cancer Mission follows a sustained advocacy campaign by Cure Brain Cancer Foundation to make brain cancer a national priority, with a greater share of government focus and funding for the “forgotten cancer”.
It was created with the help of Cure Brian Cancer Foundation, in consultation with the nation’s best research minds, following a major roundtable meeting, hosted by Minister for Health, Greg Hunt MP, in August, 2017.
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