ACRF funds ANU research into new cancer treatments

10 February 2016

A bold new project by distinguished cancer researcher Professor Ross Hannan and his team at ANU has received a $2 million grant from the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF).

The grant will be used to establish the ACRF Department of Cancer Biology and Therapeutics at the ANU John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR).

The ACRF funding will dramatically transform the capabilities available to Professor Hannan's research and will enable discovery-based research and development of new compounds, drugs and diagnostic approaches for cancer treatment.

"I am deeply honoured by the ACRF grant, which will help us find new ways to treat cancer and to help improve the lives of tens of thousands of Australians who contract the disease each year," Professor Hannan said.

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