How Your Money has Helped

Robyn Leonard and MHF members Kirralee Hughes and Kris Buderas at the HMRI Award

Robyn Leonard and MHF members Kirralee Hughes and Kris Buderus at the HMRI Awards.

As a result of your generosity we are one step closer to finding a cure for brain cancer.

Funds raised to date have supported:

  1. The establishment of the first specialised Brain Cancer Care Coordinator, a role that supports brain cancer patients across the Hunter New England Health District, a research project which aims to produce a best practice model for replication across the country .
  2. A state of the art brain cancer biobank and funding for a national biobank platform to provide open access to a broad range of quality brain cancer tissues and related blood samples to researchers across the world.
  3. 2 Research Fellowships: Dr. Mike Faye in Radiation Oncology and Dr. Kelly McKelvey in pre-clinical models of treatment who received the Matt Callander Beanies for Brain Cancer Fellowship.
  4. A PHD project in IDH mutated tumours at The Brain Cancer Group
  5. Pilot project funding for research into improved and targeted treatment.
  6. The AIM Paediatric brain cancer research project in collaboration with the Robert Connor Dawes Foundation
  7. Defining and predicting clinical toxicity in GBM patients
  8. BAALC – a novel target for the development of new cancer treatments for brain cancer.
  9. EphA2 as a circulating biomarker for GBM progression
  10. Identifying the genetic basis of childhood brain tumours by exome sequencing
  11. Contributed 3 million dollars to the Australian Brain Cancer Mission
  12. Pre-clinical Therapeutic Pipeline in Brain Cancer  at The Kolling institute
  13. Brain Cancer Genomic Pipeline based at HMRI
  14. A systemic screening and referral process for Glioma patients an caregivers
  15. Combining forces – New treatment strategies for aggressive brain cancers
  16. Teaching an old drug new tricks – repurposing old drugs as a new brain cancer treatment
  17. Funded five highly innovative brain cancer projects

For more information about where MHF funds are used, please visit our Funded Research page.