This jointly funded grant ($500,000 each from the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and National Breast Cancer Foundation) will be awarded to new, high-impact research, which spans both primary brain cancer and breast cancer, and seeks to improve survival for people living with both diseases. In addition, projects will be judged on excellence in project design and infrastructure, and must be complemented by an outstanding team of scientists, while demonstrating alignment to the missions of both Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
The collaboration will encourage innovation and allow brain cancer researchers to build upon decades of work into breast cancer, which has seen five-year survival of the disease increase from 76% to 90% since 1994. Conversely, five-year brain cancer survival has stagnated at around 20% for more than 30 years, killing more children in Australia than any other disease and more people under 40 than any other cancer. The collaboration will also allow breast cancer researchers to leverage the knowledge of the brain – a common and fatal site for breast cancer metastasis.
For further information on how to submit an application please click here.
Applications close on Monday 12 November, 2018 at 5.00pm AEDT.