UNITE FOR A
WORLD WITHOUT
CANCER THIS
WORLD CANCER DAY.

UNITE FOR A WORLD WITHOUT CANCER THIS WORLD CANCER DAY.

“No other organisation in Australia offers infrastructure support for cancer research like ACRF. Their funding has, for many research centres in Australia, been so vital to speeding up the discovery process.”

Professor Michelle Haber AM
Executive Director at Children’s Cancer Institute
ACRF grant recipient in 2001, 2007 & 2014.

ACRF AND WORLD CANCER DAY

At ACRF we fund cutting edge technology that helps find better ways to detect, prevent and treat cancer. To date, we have awarded more than $129 million to 36 leading Australian research Institutes for 65 world changing projects. Unite with us on World Cancer Day (4 February 2017) to stride further towards our goal – A WORLD WITHOUT CANCER.

Unite with us and FUND CANCER RESEARCH NOW

HELP US MAKE CANCER HISTORY

We are working towards a world without cancer.

THERE ARE OVER
200
TYPES OF CANCER

1 IN 3
AUSTRALIAN WOMEN
WILL GET CANCER
BEFORE THEIR
85TH BIRTHDAY

CANCER
IS THE LEADING
CAUSE OF DEATH
IN AUSTRALIA

1 IN 2
AUSTRALIAN MEN
WILL GET CANCER
BEFORE THEIR
85TH BIRTHDAY

Thanks to research, the survival rate of some cancers (e.g. breast cancer) is now over 95%. But, there is still much work to be done.

OUR PROUDEST MOMENTS

Cervical cancer vaccine

We gave initial seed funding to Professor Ian Frazer’s research into the cervical cancer (HPV) vaccine when no one else would. Over 150 million doses of vaccine have been delivered worldwide to date.

Zero childhood cancer

We are one of the founding partners of the initiative that will tackle the most serious cases of infant, childhood and adolescent cancer in Australia. It is a key step towards the program vision of one day helping to cure 100% of children with cancer.

The pill that melts away cancer

Our long term support of cancer research at WEHI has led to a treatment that melts away certain advanced forms of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. It has recently been approved for clinical use in the US, European Union and Australia and is being trialled for other types of cancer.

Personalised cancer diagnosis

In 2015, we awarded $10 million seed funding to an ambitious cancer proteome project that aims to provide each cancer patient a personalised treatment plan within 36 hours. This will improve treatment outcomes and help avoid unnecessary treatments.

Your donation will help us fund breakthroughs like these.
Fund cancer research today.

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STORIES

Real people, real impact

Jessica Brrome

Cancer research gave dad 13 more years to spend with our family

“Last year I lost my dad to cancer. Just a month before, I watched as he walked up the hospital hallway by himself, achieving a goal he had been working towards with his physio team since his last surgery. It seemed impossible to most of us but he was always determined to get better.

Dad endured many different cancers over the last 13 years, including bowel, lung and bone. But it was brain cancer that took him in the end. I feel it was the worst for him to go through.

I am so thankful for cancer researchers. Their dedication to progress provided some of the newer treatments that not only gave him more time but improved his quality of life.”

ACRF supporter – Jessica Broome

Pamela & Brian Kirby

Cancer research saved my life

“Pamela Kirby supports cancer research because she has seen the life-saving benefits first-hand.

Her cancer journey started in September 2010, when she was first diagnosed with bowel cancer, in 2013 with lung cancer, and in May 2014 with brain cancer.

Cancer has been a challenge from day one, but it has been really empowering to fight this battle. I believe I am much stronger now. After five years of intensive treatment and lengthy hospital stays, the prognosis is looking good for me and I’m feeling much better. I still need to get scans every three months, which is stressful as waiting for the results is always a torment.

From my experience I learned just how vital cancer research is and how significantly it impacts current patient treatments. I’m a walking testimony to the progress researchers are making.”

ACRF supporter – Pamela Kirby

Alex-Lombardo

Supporting cancer research in the name of my grandfather

“My grandfather passed away from cancer last year. It had a huge impact on our family when he was diagnosed with cancer. It was extremely difficult to watch him – someone I perceived to be a superhero – go through so much pain.

My mum and I have been supporters of Australian Cancer Research Foundation for some time. Last year our friends and family got together and helped raise vital cancer research funds.

It is my hope that one day, instead of having to treat cancer, we will be in a situation where we can prevent most cancers from happening in the first place. I want to help prevent everybody’s loved ones from enduring unnecessary pain.

I hope that others join me in supporting cancer research, the more people, the better our impact will be!”

ACRF supporter – Alex Lombardo

Fund world leading cancer researchers today.

MAKE AN IMPACT THIS WORLD CANCER DAY

Each year we receive more world changing research proposals than we can fund.

THERE IS MORE
TO BE DONE!

Join us this World Cancer Day to create a world without cancer.