Successful funding for cancer researchers and projects

Your generosity at work

Since our research funding program began in 1963, we’ve contributed over $57.5 million to 1194 local research projects. This incredible investment has only been possible thanks to the generosity of the West Australian community.

Thanks to cancer research, today’s survival rates for the most common cancers are more than 90 per cent. The overall five-year survival rate for those diagnosed with cancer is 69 per cent. Although we’re making great advancements, there is still more to do. For more information please see our Research foldout brochure (pdf, 356kb).

2021 research funding highlights 

types of research we funded


  • Causes of cancer (3%)
  • Early detection, diagnosis and prognosis (5%)
  • Prevention (6%)
  • Patient care and survivorsip (11%)
  • Understanding how cancer works (13%)
  • Treatment (61%)


Successful cancer research projects 

Follow the links below to find out more about successfully funded projects.

Our website displays the past four years of successful funding. If you'd like information on the research we funded prior to 2018, please email our Research Funding Team on