Record $3.8 mil­lion for re­search

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

CAN­CER Coun­cil WA an­nounced a $3.8 mil­lion in­jec­tion into can­cer re­search. The an­nounce­ment of the big­gest amount the Can­cer Coun­cil has ever pro­vided in an­nual re­search grants was made last month.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive Su­san Rooney said the re­search pro­gram sup­ported the best and bright­est can­cer re­searchers at all stages of their ca­reer.

“Can­cer Coun­cil WA seeks out the best can­cer re­search within lead­ing uni­ver­si­ties and in­sti­tu­tions to en­sure that the funds will have the high­est possi- ble im­pact in our col­lec­tive fight against can­cer,” Ms Rooney said.

“We grate­fully ac­knowl­edge the gen­eros­ity of the West Aus­tralian com­mu­nity, which has en­abled us to make this sub­stan­tial in­vest­ment into re­search fund­ing and help to en­sure world-class re­search is tak­ing place here.”

Ms Rooney said the fund­ing meant many of the re­searchers could spend less time chas­ing grants to fund their work and more time do­ing vi­tal re­search.

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