Date published: 
15 September 2019
Media type: 
Media release
Audience: 
General public

The Morrison Government is providing $3 million to support the South Australian Cancer Councils Beat Cancer Project.

Funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) will support grants and fellowships for research aimed at improving the quality of life and survival rates for Australians with cancer.

Some of the most common cancers affecting South Australians include bowel, breast and skin cancers, and it is hoped our investment will lead to the discovery of new information, furthering our understanding and ultimately finding a cure.

The Beat Cancer Project vision is to bring the nation closer to a future without cancer by funding a wide range of cancer research, building a stronger cancer research workforce and delivering broader research infrastructure in South Australia.

This is another example of the Morrison Government’s strategic investment in medical research through the MRFF Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative.

Our initiative supports high-quality research that improves patient care and translation of new discoveries, and encourages collaboration between consumers and researchers in emerging priority areas to uncover new treatments and cures.

The MRFF, a $20 billion endowment fund, is going from strength to strength – backing our world-class researchers, addressing barriers to sector growth, enhancing academic and industry collaboration and improving access to new and emerging technologies, drugs, devices and treatments for Australians.

It is enabling good science to be turned into life-changing health improvements and commercially feasible products.

Our Government’s strong economic management ensures the continued record investment into vital essential services including medical research, life-saving medicines, Medicare and hospitals.

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