Donation Milestones for 2018

The Federal Government's Brain Cancer Mission's aim is to double brain cancer survival rates in 10 years. Projects funded by the MHF Scientific Committee align with this mission. Our research committee has recently taken part in the US/Australia Moonshot Cancer Roundtable in Canberra, ensuring international alignment also.

This year the MHF will fund the MHF Brain Cancer Collaborative Research Pipeline (BCCRP), which will include:

  • Pre-clinical Therapeutic Pipeline for Brain Cancer. This pipeline in glioma will use novel agents or sequencing with current therapies. Tissues, images, and data will be collected at designated timepoints and analysed. Future plans include additional research models and the establishment of spontaneous  genetically engineered models.
  • Brain Cancer Genomics Pipeline. This pipeline will offer genomic/genetic testing that is designed specifically for brain cancer specimens. This includes targeted sequencing of specific genes and hot-spots that are relevant for brain cancer and transcriptional profiling of a limited gene panel for molecular subtyping of specimens. Longer term plans are for other generic services including DNA/RNA extraction and bioinformatics.
  • National Innovation Grants in Brain Cancer Research will be funded in the second half of 2018.

Your participation and donations to the Mark Hughes Foundation will make this possible! Click here to donate now, and help to tackle brain cancer.


No matter how big or small your donation, you want to know that it is going to be used in the best way possible! Medical research is expensive but it saves lives. Funding medical research is how we can look to a future where brain cancer patients have much improved treatments and positive long term health outcomes and one day - a cure.

Your donation large or small helps in many ways:

  • $50 -  biobank blood collection tubes
  • $150 - laboratory consumables for one week for a PHD student (gloves, dry ice, sharps containers, syringes, GHS labels, petri dishes, etc)
  • $500 - one pipette - a vital laboratory tool for researchers
  • $6000 - medical researchers can gather brain cancer cells for investigation for new treatments
  • $20,000 - medical researchers can begin development of new drug therapies for brain cancer treatment
  • $50,000 - medical researchers can develop new treatment and drug therapies ready for clinical trials in patients
  • $100,000 funds a medical research team for 3 months to continue development