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
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.
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. To make a donation click here.