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  • Year in review

    • Research is the driving force behind improving the ways we detect, treat, and live beyond cancer. We firmly believe that by investing in today’s projects, we can bring a cancer free future closer.

    Today, more people are surviving cancer than ever before. Nationally, Cancer Council is the leading non-government funder of cancer research in the country, and it is through your support that we are able to play such a pivotal role in research progress.

    But until the cancer survival rate is 100 per cent, we have work to do—and urgently. With the backing of the South Australian community, we will continue to fund our brightest research minds working on life-saving cancer trials, tests and treatments.

    This year, Cancer Council’s Beat Cancer Project entered into its seventh year, continuing to gain momentum and lay the groundwork for the next cancer breakthrough. It’s a program which capitalises on collaboration between Cancer Council SA, the State Government, SAHMRI and the SA Universities to carry out more than $4 of research for every $1 donated.

    Cancer Council’s Beat Cancer Project is currently funding 33 research initiatives―including project grants, fellowships, infrastructure grants, and travel grants and scholarships―covering a broad spectrum of cancerrelated topics from basic science and biomedical research, through to clinical, population health and health services research. This research is being conducted in some of the most common cancers affecting South Australians including bowel, breast and skin cancers.

    An Australian first in research collaboration

    Cancer Council’s Beat Cancer Project is a collaborative South Australian research funding program which capitalises on our existing partnerships to deliver $4 of research for every $1 generously donated.

    It focusses on nurturing and advancing South Australian research progress by bringing together policy makers, cancer experts and the most promising research talent. Outside of the Federal Government, Cancer Council’s Beat

    Cancer Project is the single largest cancer research investment in the state, and the first of its kind in Australia.

    Our supporters make it possible for us to currently fund 33 projects—six of which are brand new this year—spanning project grants, fellowships, infrastructure grants, travel grants and scholarships. These research initiatives cover a broad spectrum of cancer-related topics, from basic science and biomedical research through to clinical, population health and health services research.