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The Australian Government will provide more than $1 million to support a clinical trial of new therapies for young patients who cannot make enough blood cells due to bone marrow failure.
The Medical Research Future Fund is providing $35.9 million for 17 cutting-edge research projects. The projects are designed to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, improve neonatal outcomes and prevent bone loss in critically ill women.
Researchers will study the medical, functional and psychosocial needs of people who have survived brain cancer in a major 3-year research project funded through the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).
The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) is supporting 6 projects over the next 3 to 5 years to predict changes in cancer trends. This work ensures treatments are based on the best evidence, are targeted to the individual patient and are available where and when needed.
Through the Medical Research Future Fund, the government is funding 10 clinical trials researching treatments for melanoma, reproductive and gynaecological cancers and childhood brain cancer.
The Australian Government has committed $33 million towards research to combat high-mortality and low-survivability cancers and diseases, improve paediatric acute care using genomic medicine, and address the ethical, legal and social issues related to genomics in health care.
The Australian Government, together with the Minderoo Foundation, will provide an additional $67 million to ensure every child in Australia with cancer will have access to life-saving treatment.
The groundbreaking ASPiRATION project is the first genomic profiling research project for patients with lung cancer in Australia. Each patient will have their particular disease individually tested, helping doctors to choose the right treatment for the right patient at the right time.