Largest ever Cancer Council ACT grant for new approach to cancer

4 February 2016

Cancer Council ACT has awarded its largest ever grant to ANU researcher Professor Ross Hannan for his new research, which combines two approaches to cancer.
On World Cancer Day, Cancer Council ACT’s Patron, Lady Lynne Cosgrove awarded the $340,000 Ellestan Dusting Research Bequest Grant to Professor Hannan, Centenary Chair of Cancer Research at the ANU John Curtin School of Medical Research.
Professor Hannan said he was honoured to receive the award and very grateful to Cancer Council ACT and the family of Ellestan Dusting for this support.
Our team will use this funding to combine two new approaches, targeting both protein production and metabolism to control cancer cell growth,” he said.
We are very hopeful that this combined approach will lead to highly effective cancer therapies for many cancer types.”
Joan Bartlett, CEO of Cancer Council ACT, said the Council was thrilled to be able to offer this grant, the largest in their history.
We look forward to the successful results positively impacting the fight against cancer in the ACT,” Ms Bartlett said.
The grant was set up at the bequest of Ellestan Dusting, who was private secretary to six cabinet ministers in both Liberal Country Party and Labor Governments. She was awarded an OBE for her services to Government in 1969.