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Donation to Sydney to help colorectal cancer research

AU$5 million has been donated to the University of Sydney for a colorectal cancer clinic.

The Maple-Brown Family Charitable Foundation donation will be used to establish the Christine Maple-Brown Clinic for Colorectal Cancer, based at the Lifehouse Cancer Centre at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney.

A scholarship for research in the field of colorectal cancer will also be established in Christine Maple-Brown’s name.

The clinic will feature both treatment and research facilities, integrating care and support services for public and private patients.

“This extremely generous donation will enable our medical experts to continue vital research in an area which is affecting growing numbers of Australians,” said Michael Spence, Sydney’s vice-chancellor, in a statement on 20 October.