Date published: 
16 December 2019
Media type: 
Media release
Audience: 
General public

The Morrison Government is investing $5 million for research into ways to improve quality of life for individuals with brain cancer through identification of better approaches to address the medical, functional and psychosocial impacts of brain cancer.

The Government is committed to investing in health and medical research that can make a difference to people suffering debilitating cancers.

This funding has been provided under the Australian Brain Cancer Mission, established through the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

The Mission has the ambitious target of doubling survival rates and improving the quality of life for brain cancer sufferers over the next ten years.

Our ultimate goal is to eventually defeat brain cancer by funding world class research into the condition.

Through the mission, $124 million in research funding is being provided over the next 10 years. This funding is a result of government and philanthropic support.

MRFF missions are large programs of work that bring together key researchers, health professionals, stakeholders, industry partners and patients to tackle ambitious objectives.

Close to $12 million has already been committed from the Mission for brain cancer-related research, including more than $5 million towards the Zero Childhood Cancer initiative.

The grant opportunity will be launched on Wednesday 18 December 2019, via GrantConnect.

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