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Cure Brain Cancer Foundation’s research strategy is designed to get new treatments to patients faster by funding across the entire research pathway and ensuring every person diagnosed with brain cancer in Australia has access to a quality clinical trial. 


We know that existing treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy do not work for most people and survival rates for brain cancer have not improved for more than 30 years. Developing and testing novel and innovative treatments is the only way to change this and give hope of a better prognosis to people living with brain cancer. 

Cure Brain Cancer Foundation is unique because we consider the entire research pathway, from basic science, translational research and clinical trials. We also fund research specifically looking at childhood and adult brain cancers, recognising the unique challenges in both. This is why research is our greatest annual investment. 

Read more about our research programs and projects we fund here.  

 

Preclinical Accelerator  

The Preclinical Accelerator program supports basic and translational research. The program aims to determine more effective and accurate methods of evaluating potential treatments early and accelerate these discoveries into clinical trials, to provide patients access to potential treatments with the highest likelihood of increasing survival.  

 

Clinical Accelerator  

The Clinical Accelerator program supports innovative clinical trial designs that rapidly identify effective therapies, to accelerate treatments to patients. Cure Brain Cancer Foundation has been a pioneer in supporting initiatives that use innovative clinical trial designs, such as the personalised medicine approach of Zero Childhood Cancer and adaptive trials such as BIOMEDE.  

 

Capacity Building  

The Capacity Building program aims to increase the capacity of brain cancer research in Australia, by supporting the brightest minds, research infrastructure and encouraging collaboration.  

 

The three pillars of the Capacity Building program are:

 

i. Brilliant Minds 

The Brilliant Minds program encourages researchers early in their career to move into brain cancer and supports the growth of experienced researchers to continue their work in the area.  

 

ii. Collaborative Research 

We believe that brain cancer research needs to be borderless. By collaborating both nationally and internationally we can deliver results faster. We prize collective brainpower and support the implementation of a global, multi-disciplinary research community. 

We encourage collaboration between brain cancer research groups, between cancer types and across specialties. Working with our partners, we are setting a global research agenda to enable the sharing of resources, reduce unnecessary duplication, and deliver increased research efficiency. 

 

iii. Infrastructure  

The Infrastructure program invests in initiatives that provide essential facilities and services, to enable the best laboratory, translational and clinical research to take place in Australia.  

Cure Brain Cancer Foundation’s research strategy is designed to get new treatments to patients faster by funding across the entire research pathway and ensuring every person diagnosed with brain cancer in Australia has access to a quality clinical trial. 


We know that existing treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy do not work for most people and survival rates for brain cancer have not improved for more than 30 years. Developing and testing novel and innovative treatments is the only way to change this and give hope of a better prognosis to people living with brain cancer. 

Cure Brain Cancer Foundation is unique because we consider the entire research pathway, from basic science, translational research and clinical trials. We also fund research specifically looking at childhood and adult brain cancers, recognising the unique challenges in both. This is why research is our greatest annual investment. 

Read more about our research programs and projects we fund here.  

 

Preclinical Accelerator  

The Preclinical Accelerator program supports basic and translational research. The program aims to determine more effective and accurate methods of evaluating potential treatments early and accelerate these discoveries into clinical trials, to provide patients access to potential treatments with the highest likelihood of increasing survival.  

 

Clinical Accelerator  

The Clinical Accelerator program supports innovative clinical trial designs that rapidly identify effective therapies, to accelerate treatments to patients. Cure Brain Cancer Foundation has been a pioneer in supporting initiatives that use innovative clinical trial designs, such as the personalised medicine approach of Zero Childhood Cancer and adaptive trials such as BIOMEDE.  

 

Capacity Building  

The Capacity Building program aims to increase the capacity of brain cancer research in Australia, by supporting the brightest minds, research infrastructure and encouraging collaboration.  

 

The three pillars of the Capacity Building program are:

 

i. Brilliant Minds 

The Brilliant Minds program encourages researchers early in their career to move into brain cancer and supports the growth of experienced researchers to continue their work in the area.  

 

ii. Collaborative Research 

We believe that brain cancer research needs to be borderless. By collaborating both nationally and internationally we can deliver results faster. We prize collective brainpower and support the implementation of a global, multi-disciplinary research community. 

We encourage collaboration between brain cancer research groups, between cancer types and across specialties. Working with our partners, we are setting a global research agenda to enable the sharing of resources, reduce unnecessary duplication, and deliver increased research efficiency. 

 

iii. Infrastructure  

The Infrastructure program invests in initiatives that provide essential facilities and services, to enable the best laboratory, translational and clinical research to take place in Australia.  

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