National Research Program
The Leukaemia Foundation’s vision is to help find the best possible treatments and cures for the 35 Australians who are diagnosed every day with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or a related blood disorder.
Through our National Research Program, we fund vital research into the causes, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment, psychosocial impact, management and cures of blood cancers and related disorders.
In addition to our National Research Program, the Leukaemia Foundation provides funding to the national Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Tissue Bank, now known as the Discovery Centre, at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane. 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 growing its National Research Program and to encouraging innovative Australian research.
In 2014, the Leukaemia Foundation partnered with The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute (UQDI) and Queensland Government to fund a new Chair position to coordinate a blood cancer research program at UQDI. The Foundation has committed $1 million over five years to fund Professor Maher Gandhi in his role as Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland Chair in Blood Cancer Research.
“Australian medical researchers have an outstanding history of major advances in the area of blood and bone marrow cancers over the last 50 years. Much more needs to be done to build on this proud tradition. A vital part of the vision of the Leukaemia Foundation is to foster and support dedicated and creative young Australian scientists and doctors in continuing to make important scientific discoveries that will ultimately contribute to the cure of patients with these serious diseases.”
Professor Ken Bradstock
Former Chair, Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee