The Peter Nelson Leukaemia Research Fellowship Fund was established by Marjorie Jackson-Nelson—the Lithgow Flash and former Governor of South Australia —in memory of her husband, Australian Olympic cyclist, Peter Nelson who passed away from leukaemia.
The aim of the Fund
The Fund was established to support young researchers, in an accredited research department, to undertake research into leukaemia, with the goal of finding a cure for this strain of cancer.
Over the past 30 years the Peter Nelson Leukaemia Research Fellowship Fund has supported nine talented researchers to work towards a cure for leukaemia.
Current research fellow
Dr Hayley Ramshaw, a researcher at the Centre for Cancer Biology, is the current research fellow. Dr Ramshaw and her team are currently working on a way to treat acute myeloid leukaemia more effectively. Dr Ramshaw has found that a modified antibody, being developed by her team, could act as a potential drug to effectively kill leukaemic stem cells.
The ultimate aim is to treat acute myeloid leukaemia more effectively in the long term, so that sufferers no longer have to live in fear of relapse.
Dr Hayley Ramshaw With Professor Angel Lopez
Join the fight against leukaemia
The Peter Nelson Leukaemia Research Fellowship Fund neither seeks nor receives any government funding. Marjorie Jackson-Nelson's personal time and efforts— along with a group of passionate volunteers—has personally raised the majority of funds so far, with the generous support of Rotary and other groups, companies and individuals who respond to the calls for help. In 2011 the Fund was entrusted to Cancer Council SA to administer and maintain. Your support means that research into leukaemia can continue toward our goal of a future free from leukaemia.
The Peter Nelson Leukaemia Research Fellowship Fund is administered by Cancer Council SA. For more information please contact Cancer Council SA on 1300 65 65 85.
Peter Nelson Leukaemia Research Fellowship Fund
PO Box 929
Unley BC SA 5061