We are pleased to announce the State Government have committed to funding $3 million towards our new Lung Cancer Research Centre if they are re-elected next term. This is exciting news and will enable us to revolutionise the way we research and treat lung cancers. Please read the media release below for more information. Specifically the Government has committed:
- $3 million for the Woolcock Institute for the establishment of a Lung Cancer Research Centre in Glebe. Lung cancer is Australia’s biggest cancer killer and its five year survival rate is just 18%
The New Centre is part of the NSW governments commitments to medical research and healthcare and the Woolcock and Lung Cancer Research Network acknowledge the Hon Jillian Skinner, NSW Health Minister for her support of this initiative.
The State Government will also continue to fund dedicated cancer research of at least $125 million over four years through the NSW Cancer Institute, including $15 million in cancer research fellowships and $11 million in equipment grants.