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.
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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