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About the MHF Centre for Brain Cancer Research

The Mark Hughes Foundation Centre for Brain Cancer Research is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative research centre which brings together scientists and clinicians, consumers and patient care professionals and builds on the University of Newcastle’s established and dynamic cancer research ecosystem and world-class technology, spaces and infrastructure.

Through collaboration and partnership with our community and like-minded national and international organisations, the Centre will drive world-leading research programs to improve the lives of people with brain cancer today and increase survival rates in the future.

The Centre drives the development of ground-breaking and transformative advances in brain cancer research through:

  • World-leading translational research
  • Cross-disciplinary national and international collaborations
  • Building specialist brain cancer expertise and knowledge
  • Developing the next generation of brain cancer scientists and clinicians 
  • Creating a sustainable funding model for global impact

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In 2021, it was estimated that 2,000 Australians would be diagnosed with brain cancer - of them, 1,700 would succumb within 5 years. Survival rates for patients with brain cancer have not improved in 30 years, highlighting the importance and potential of collaborative research aimed at addressing these unacceptable outcomes.

We are taking action and bringing together the best experts in the field to advance brain cancer research to achieve the greatest impact for brain tumour patients.