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Provide cancer patients with more time

Time is one of the most critical factors in cancer treatment. Early diagnosis of disease progression is critical to beating the disease. Unsuccessful treatment attempts cost patients' further time, time in which their cancer may progress and their treatment options may become more limited.

Your gift will help to speed up our research, making our blood test and novel treatment approach available to patients more quickly, in-turn providing them with more time to beat the disease.

Develop a more personalised approach to cancer treatment

Cancer treatments are harsh: the side effects are often severe and patient quality of life during treatment can be severely affected. Too often, patients endure unsuccessful treatment because oncologists don’t have reliable information on a patient’s cancer and its likely response to treatment. Our blood test will personalise cancer treatment by providing vital, patient-centric information that will mean patients receive effective treatment, early on.

Improve the survival prognosis for cancer patients

There are no guarantees in research but Professor Rao's research team strongly believe they may be the first in the world to develop a cancer treatment that eliminates cancer stem cells and prevents metastatic cancer. If successful, the treatment will significantly improve the survival prognosis for cancer patients.

Know what your gift is achieving

This vital research is happening right here in the ACT. We will keep you up to date with new developments. You can also visit our News Items page to see upcoming events and read more about the project as it progresses.

The multiplier effect of your gift

Donations received to date have allowed the University to advance cancer research when no other funding has been available. That, in turn, has allowed the team to produce more evidence in support of the research approach that is now bringing other funders, from industry and government, to the table. In essence every gift has had a multiplier effect, allowing for the research to be advanced in the short term, and creating opportunities for long-term research funding and collaboration.