Major donation to boost brain cancer research

MIMR-PHI’s Professor Terry Johns has received $2.8M from the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation in support of the Brain Cancer Discovery Collaborative (BCDC).

Professor Johns is Director of the BCDC which brings Australia’s leading brain cancer researchers and doctors together to focus on targeting the gaps in research, mentoring and sharing knowledge, building capacity and resources, all of which contribute to a much more rapid research process.

Brain cancer kills more children in Australia than any other disease, and more people under 40 than any other cancer, and the objective of the Collaborative was to bring diverse skill sets into one team to tackle the problem more quickly than could be done in isolation.

Cure Brain Cancer Foundation is the largest dedicated fundraiser for brain cancer research and awareness in Australia.

Established in 2001 by world-renowned neurosurgeon Dr Charlie Teo, the Foundation’s mission is to increase five-year survival to 50% within 10 years.