CCWA Targeted Specific Funding

Full list of grants and recipients 2019


Project title
Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme
Research description

The Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme is an innovative annual national research project grant funding scheme which brings together government and other funders to collaboratively fund cancer research in Australia.

This funding scheme helps to: coordinate fudning of priority-driven cancer research at the national level; foster collaboration between cancer reserachers to build Australia's cancer reserach capactiy; and foster consumer participation in cancer research, from design to implementation.

Funding from CCWA $43,600
Fully supported In the name of the Mavis Sands Bequest


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Title Chair of Clinical Cancer Research
Chair Prof Michael Millward
Institution The University of Western Australia
Research description  

The Chair provides academic leadership in clinical cancer research in WA and aims to increase the participation of local cancer patients in clinical trials of new cancer treatments.

The purpose of funding the Cancer Foundation Chair in Clinical Cancer Research is to improve the clinical care available to people diagnosed with cancer in Western Australia. There is compelling evidence that outcomes for patients are improved when they participate in clinical trials. A key vehicle therefore to improve outcomes in Western Australia is to actively promote clinical trials in the medical and general community. The means by which this may be achieved by the Chair are broken down into the following categories:

  • Research
  • Clinical trials
  • Leadership
  • Teaching
  • Advice
  • Representation
  • Promotion
Funding from CCWA $395,654
Supported In the names of the Estate of Jan Van Heeren, the Estate of Paul Kanny & the Mavis Sands Bequest


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Project title
Cancer Prevention Research Unit
Recipient  Prof Simone Pettigrew
Institution Curtin University
Research description  

Headed by Prof Simone Pettigrew the purpose of the Cancer Council WA Cancer Prevention Research Unit (WACPRU) is to increase our understanding of individual and societal factors that increase the risk of cancer in the community, and, through this understanding, develop more effective policies and programs to reduce cancer risk in the community.

Funding from CCWA $160,000
Fully supported In the name of the Estate of James Kennedy

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