Fund a research award

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Research Awards are a chance to fund a specific type of cancer research. Your Research Award will help fund a Cancer Council research grant at a leading Victorian hospital, university, or research centre.

How does it work?

Individual donors, teams or corporations who contribute $5,000 or more are invited to accept a Research Award. The award can be in your name, your organisation’s name, or can be named in honor of someone you care about. You'll be acknowledged for your generosity in the Cancer Council Annual Review.

Cancer types you can help fund:

  • Breast Cancer There are six research projects being undertaken across four Melbourne institutions that focus on the treatment and causes of breast cancer.

  • Leukaemia There are three research projects that are focussing on leukaemia and its treatment and causes.

  • Leukaemia & Lymphoma There are six projects focusing on the early detection, treatment and causes of leukaemia and lymphoma in people of all ages.

  • Melanoma one project focusing on the treatment of melanoma in people of all ages.

  • One project focusing on the early detection and prevention of anal cancer in adults and another at Latrobe University focusing on the treatment of bowel/gastric cancers.

  • Research into the causes and early detection of epithelial cancers in adults.

  • Research into new treatments for lung cancer is one project beginning in 2018 at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research.

  • One project at La Trobe University investigating bone cancer.

  • Mesothelioma – The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute is researching new treatments to treat mesothelioma.

  • Liver/Hepatocellular research

Please note that all Research Grants are subject to availability.

For more details, email researchawards@cancervic.org.au or call 1300 65 65 85

How will my donation help?

We rely on generous donations to help fund the fight against cancer and we’re committed to maximising their impact.

Our funds are directed to:

  • Lifesaving cancer research
  • World-class education programs
  • Support services for people in times of great need.