2022 Cancer Council WA Targeted Specific Funding

A combination of long and short-term research projects of specific strategic importance.

 

Award: Chair of Clinical Cancer Research
Recipient: Prof  Michael Millward
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 Cancer Council WA: $160,000
Fully supported: In the name of the Annadora Horne and Thelma Norris Trust Fund

Project title: Cancer Council WA Cancer Prevention Research Unit
Chair: Dr Moira O'Connor
Institution: Curtin University
Research description:

The Chair of Clinical Cancer Research 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.

Headed by Dr Moira O'Connor, 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 Cancer Council WA:  $160,000
Supported: In the name of the Edward & Patricia Usher Research Fund