National Research Program
Since our National Research Program began in 2005, the Leukaemia Foundation has invested over $38 million to find cures for blood cancer.
The Leukaemia Foundation's National Research
Program funds vital research into the causes, epidemiology, diagnosis and
treatment, psychosocial impact, management and cures of blood cancers and
Complementing our National Research Program, ongoing funding is also provided to the prestigious Leukaemia Foundation Research Unit at Queensland Institute of Medical Research and to the national Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group's (ALLG) Discovery Centre (formerly known as the Tissue Bank) at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane. Research funding supports clinical trials in conjunction with the ALLG to directly assist in development of better treatments.
We also foster important collaborative partnerships such as Cancer Australia to fund priority-driven research, and with Cure Cancer Australia to provide Post-Doctoral Fellowships supporting young researchers.
The Leukaemia Foundation is committed to fostering innovative Australian research to reduce the impact of blood cancer and in the hope that one day, everyone diagnosed can be cured.
Five main aims of the Leukaemia Foundation National Research Program are:
- Funding great ideas
- Supporting talented young researchers and clinicians
- Supporting national facilities and activities, like the tissue bank
- Collaborating with others to support focussed research address unmet needs.