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Australian Cancer Research Foundation

Contact

Name: Lee Christian

Position: Planned Giving Manager

Email: lchristian@acrf.com.au

Address

Suite 3.02 L3 77 King St

Sydney

Sydney 2000

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Our Mission / Objective

The ACRF is dedicated to funding research in Australia that has the power to make significant breakthroughs in cancer diagnosis and treatment. It does so by awarding multi-million dollar grants, stimulating Australia’s best scientists to embark on ground-breaking research projects that speed up the cancer discovery process – ultimately working to save lives by saving time.

Over the past 32 years this collaborative effort has helped increase the survival rates for many cancers by 20%. A great example of a success made possible in Australia by ACRF supporters is the cervical cancer vaccine. The creators, Professor Ian Frazer and Jian Zhou, needed the ACRF to help them purchase equipment that enabled them to develop what is now known as the world’s first cancer vaccine.

On behalf of Australia’s leading cancer researchers, we thank our donors and supporters.  It is their generosity that makes it possible to provide these major grants – we receive no funding from any other sources.

Projects in Progress

The Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) has provided 60 grants totalling $120.9 million to Australian cancer research institutes since the cancer charity’s inception, with two thirds of this total awarded in just the last 10 years.

The projects selected for research funding are the best of the best by world standards. Our dream is to fund, one day, every worthy cancer research project. Please see below to read more about our past cancer research grant recipients.

For a full overview of our grants since our inception please click here.

2015 Grants

The projects selected for research funding are the best of the best by world standards. Please click on the links below to read more about our past cancer research grant recipients.

University of Queensland, (QLD): $1m for discovery and development of innovative methods for the early detection of lung cancer to allow earlier intervention and improved treatment outcomes.

The Australian Synchrotron (VIC): $2m for the technology to place Australia at the forefront of cancer drug discovery and development.

Centre for Cancer Biology (SA): $2m for technology to accelerate our understanding of the causes of cancer and translate these findings into improved outcomes for cancer patients.

The John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU (ACT): $2m to explore existing collections of Australia’s native plants for new cancer treatments.

Children’s Medical Research Institute (NSW): $10m this facility will provide a major step forward for cancer diagnosis and treatment of Australians. By analysing tens of thousands of samples of all types of cancers from all over the world, scientists in Australia will develop a library of information to advance scientific discovery and enhance clinical treatment worldwide.

 

Our People

Leadership Team

The ACRF is made up of a small, dedicated team of individuals passionate about helping cancer researchers reach their vision of a world without cancer.

If you’d like to read more about the ACRF team please click here.

Names of Board Members

About our Board

The Australian Cancer Research Foundation is governed by an honorary Board of Trustees consisting of 13 dedicated business people and philanthropists.

Read more about our Board of Trustees here.

 

About our Medical Research Advisory Committee (MRAC)

Each of our Medical Research Advisory Committee members are cancer scientists of the highest national and, in many cases, global repute. These scientists are leaders in Australian cancer research and consider all applications received for ACRF grants funding, making recommendations to the Board of Trustees as to where grants could be awarded for maximum impact and innovation in cancer prevention, diagnosis and cure.

For more information about our MRAC members please click here.

Number of Employees

13

Number of Volunteers

2

Registration Information

ABN

27 076 461 360

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

For information about our bequest program, please click here to visit our website or phone 02 9223 7833.

Bequests are incredibly generous gifts to charity, making a very significant difference to the number of research grants ACRF is able to award each year. All information received by ACRF is treated in the strictest confidence and we will respect your wishes if you choose to remain anonymous.

We recommend that if you wish to make a bequest to charity, you discuss it with your solicitor or the Office of the Public Trustee in your State, who can assist with the preparation of your Will.

You may have a preference for the way your bequest to ACRF will be used. You might wish for example to make a gift in memory of a particular person or you may want ACRF to use your donation to fund a particular type of research. We recommend discussing your ideas with us, so we can help you find practical ways to achieve your wishes.

If you do wish to tell us of your intention to make a bequest to charity, we would love to thank and acknowledge you, as well as keep you informed on the progress of cancer research.

General Donations

There are many ways in which you could donate to the ACRF. From organising your own fundraising event to workplace giving or participating in a charity challenge – the options are endless. If you would like to discuss any fundraising ideas or would like to make a donation please visit our website http://www.acrf.com.au or phone us on 02 9223 7833, we would be happy to chat with you.

Other support

How you can help:

There are many ways that you can donate to charity to support the fight against cancer. Many of our supporters choose to host events, or take on challenging feats – but for others, a simple giving option works best.

If you are looking to get involved by organising your own fundraiser or if you would like to get involved in an upcoming sporting event please click here.

If you or your organisation would like to help by organising a fundraiser or get involved in Workplace Giving, please click here.

If you like the sound of regular gifts to cancer research, you can sign up as an ACRF Partner in the Cure. Our regular giving program is a great way to ensure you’re doing your part to help end cancer.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Becoming a cancer charity volunteer can be a most rewarding experience!

The support of our volunteers is an integral part of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation to ensure we continue to reduce the impact of cancer through world class cancer research.

Volunteering is a positive and inspiring way to help in the fight against cancer and your enthusiasm, positivity and a dedication are the only qualifications you need!

Please click here for a list of volunteering options available at the moment.

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

The ACRF is dedicated to funding research in Australia that has the power to make significant breakthroughs in cancer diagnosis and treatment. It does so by awarding multi-million dollar grants, stimulating Australia’s best scientists to embark on ground-breaking research projects that speed up the cancer discovery process – ultimately working to save lives by saving time.

Over the past 32 years this collaborative effort has helped increase the survival rates for many cancers by 20%. A great example of a success made possible in Australia by ACRF supporters is the cervical cancer vaccine. The creators, Professor Ian Frazer and Jian Zhou, needed the ACRF to help them purchase equipment that enabled them to develop what is now known as the world’s first cancer vaccine.

On behalf of Australia’s leading cancer researchers, we thank our donors and supporters.  It is their generosity that makes it possible to provide these major grants – we receive no funding from any other sources.

Projects in Progress

The Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) has provided 60 grants totalling $120.9 million to Australian cancer research institutes since the cancer charity’s inception, with two thirds of this total awarded in just the last 10 years.

The projects selected for research funding are the best of the best by world standards. Our dream is to fund, one day, every worthy cancer research project. Please see below to read more about our past cancer research grant recipients.

For a full overview of our grants since our inception please click here.

2015 Grants

The projects selected for research funding are the best of the best by world standards. Please click on the links below to read more about our past cancer research grant recipients.

University of Queensland, (QLD): $1m for discovery and development of innovative methods for the early detection of lung cancer to allow earlier intervention and improved treatment outcomes.

The Australian Synchrotron (VIC): $2m for the technology to place Australia at the forefront of cancer drug discovery and development.

Centre for Cancer Biology (SA): $2m for technology to accelerate our understanding of the causes of cancer and translate these findings into improved outcomes for cancer patients.

The John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU (ACT): $2m to explore existing collections of Australia’s native plants for new cancer treatments.

Children’s Medical Research Institute (NSW): $10m this facility will provide a major step forward for cancer diagnosis and treatment of Australians. By analysing tens of thousands of samples of all types of cancers from all over the world, scientists in Australia will develop a library of information to advance scientific discovery and enhance clinical treatment worldwide.

 

Our People

Leadership Team

The ACRF is made up of a small, dedicated team of individuals passionate about helping cancer researchers reach their vision of a world without cancer.

If you’d like to read more about the ACRF team please click here.

Names of Board Members

About our Board

The Australian Cancer Research Foundation is governed by an honorary Board of Trustees consisting of 13 dedicated business people and philanthropists.

Read more about our Board of Trustees here.

 

About our Medical Research Advisory Committee (MRAC)

Each of our Medical Research Advisory Committee members are cancer scientists of the highest national and, in many cases, global repute. These scientists are leaders in Australian cancer research and consider all applications received for ACRF grants funding, making recommendations to the Board of Trustees as to where grants could be awarded for maximum impact and innovation in cancer prevention, diagnosis and cure.

For more information about our MRAC members please click here.

Number of Employees

13

Number of Volunteers

2

Registration Information

ABN

27 076 461 360

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

For information about our bequest program, please click here to visit our website or phone 02 9223 7833.

Bequests are incredibly generous gifts to charity, making a very significant difference to the number of research grants ACRF is able to award each year. All information received by ACRF is treated in the strictest confidence and we will respect your wishes if you choose to remain anonymous.

We recommend that if you wish to make a bequest to charity, you discuss it with your solicitor or the Office of the Public Trustee in your State, who can assist with the preparation of your Will.

You may have a preference for the way your bequest to ACRF will be used. You might wish for example to make a gift in memory of a particular person or you may want ACRF to use your donation to fund a particular type of research. We recommend discussing your ideas with us, so we can help you find practical ways to achieve your wishes.

If you do wish to tell us of your intention to make a bequest to charity, we would love to thank and acknowledge you, as well as keep you informed on the progress of cancer research.

General Donations

There are many ways in which you could donate to the ACRF. From organising your own fundraising event to workplace giving or participating in a charity challenge – the options are endless. If you would like to discuss any fundraising ideas or would like to make a donation please visit our website http://www.acrf.com.au or phone us on 02 9223 7833, we would be happy to chat with you.

Other support

How you can help:

There are many ways that you can donate to charity to support the fight against cancer. Many of our supporters choose to host events, or take on challenging feats – but for others, a simple giving option works best.

If you are looking to get involved by organising your own fundraiser or if you would like to get involved in an upcoming sporting event please click here.

If you or your organisation would like to help by organising a fundraiser or get involved in Workplace Giving, please click here.

If you like the sound of regular gifts to cancer research, you can sign up as an ACRF Partner in the Cure. Our regular giving program is a great way to ensure you’re doing your part to help end cancer.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Becoming a cancer charity volunteer can be a most rewarding experience!

The support of our volunteers is an integral part of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation to ensure we continue to reduce the impact of cancer through world class cancer research.

Volunteering is a positive and inspiring way to help in the fight against cancer and your enthusiasm, positivity and a dedication are the only qualifications you need!

Please click here for a list of volunteering options available at the moment.

Our Annual Reports

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