Research Centre

Funded Research

Since its formation in May 2014 the Mark Hughes Foundation has funded the following initiatives:

Two New Brain Cancer Care Coordinators in Regional NSW

Nurses based in Port Macquarie and Tamworth

The Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) is very proud to announce the placement of two new Brain Cancer Care Co-ordinators, the positions funded by money raised from the MHF trek to Mt Kilimanjaro in October last year.

Nurses Nicole Allen, based at Port Macquarie Hospital and also visiting Coffs Harbour, along with Natasha Malcolm who is based in Tamworth also covering Armidale, have both commenced work in a three year fully funded position.

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NRL Beanie for Brain Cancer Fellowship Awarded

Half a million dollars of the funds raised has been dedicated to a three year Fellowship in brain cancer research

The HMRI Early to Mid-Career Research Fellowship Scheme attracted strong, nationwide interest from early-to-mid career researchers with promising, high quality research in brain cancer research. 

After a highly competitive process, Dr Julius Woongki Kim from the Children’s Medical Research Institute at the University of Sydney was awarded the Fellowship to develop emerging anti-tumour therapies for patients with high-grade glioma (HGG). 

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FUNDS SUPPORT NEW BRAIN CANCER INVESTIGATION

Dr Cedric Bardy has obtained three years’ funding for a new brain cancer research project

The project, Glioblastoma: Determining how the molecular microenvironment of the human brain influences cancer progression and treatment efficacy has received more than $574,000 through the Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF), an Australian Brain Cancer Mission Funding Partner.

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MARK HUGHES FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES $1.578 MILLION IN BRAIN CANCER RESEARCH GRANTS

Thanks to tremendous support and donations from the community, eight researchers from across Australia, including two in the Hunter, will be able to undertake innovative research in the fight against brain cancer.

Medical researchers from around Australia will benefit from the research grants announced by the Mark Hughes Foundation at the Hunter Medical Research Institute Annual Awards Night. 

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