Powering new possibilities in cancer treatments

19 February 2021

Cancer is a major cause of death in the developed world. In Australia, one in two men and one in three women will suffer from cancer by the time they reach 85.  

At ANU, our researchers are undertaking cutting-edge projects with novel approaches to fighting cancer. And the support of our donors is powering these new possibilities. 

In the last year, our researchers have broken new ground in cancer therapies. Your support is making a significant impact. Thank you. 

Here are the highlights of our cancer research in 2020:

 Dr Marian Burr

Unlocking the power of cancer immunotherapy »

Under the Snow Fellowship program, leading cancer research by Dr Marian Burr has received an $8 million boost.

3D bio-printer

A new dimension in cancer research »

A 3D bio-printer aims to solve problems in researching cancer in 2D – by 3D printing cancer cells.

Professor Aude Fahrer

An innovative approach to cancer treatment »

Dr Aude Fahrer is researching a simple and inexpensive treatment with few side effects that can be used anywhere in the world.

Professor Leonie Quinn

At the leading edge of cancer research »

By building ‘mini brains’, Professor Leonie Quinn aims to fast-track new drug therapies for brain cancer to clinical trial.

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