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Australian cancer researchers receive AU$10m funding

A total of 30 cancer research projects in Australia have been awarded AU$10 million in funding, Nicola Roxon, the minister for health and ageing, announced on 11 December.

Researchers at a variety of organisations, including Cancer Australia, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the University of Adelaide and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, are undertaking the projects.

“Many of the winners are conducting groundbreaking research – whether it’s into improving the lives of young cancer survivors through the use of online tools or developing new treatments for brain or lung cancer – all of them offer a beacon of hope to the community,” said Roxon.

The Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme is an annual grants scheme conducted by Cancer Australia, in partnership with the National Health and Medical Research Council.