Grant Announcement: Brain and Breast Cancer Collaborative Grant

7 September 2018
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Cure Brain Cancer Foundation is delighted to announce a new approach to tackling brain and breast cancers thanks to a collaborative grant with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). Please read on for further information about this funding, which provides an opportunity for innovative research solutions to benefit patients of both diseases. 

Brain and Breast Cancer Collaborative Grant

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About this grant

Thanks to a $1 million grant from Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Australia’s brightest brain and breast cancer researchers will collaborate, leveraging each other’s findings to more rapidly discover breakthroughs and improve survival rates for both cancers faster.
 
The collaboration will encourage innovation and allow brain cancer researchers to build upon decades of work into breast cancer, which has seen five-year survival of the disease increase from 76% to 90% since 1994. Conversely, five-year brain cancer survival has stagnated at around 20% for more than 30 years, killing more children in Australia than any other disease and more people under 40 than any other cancer. The collaboration will also allow breast cancer researchers to leverage the knowledge of the brain – a common and fatal site for breast cancer metastasis.
 
With one in eight Australian women diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, and brain cancer mortality at unacceptably high levels, the need for this game-changing partnership has never been stronger. Together, leading researchers from both cancers will investigate the connections between primary brain cancer and breast cancer. This will facilitate new, innovative approaches to tackling the diseases, potentially transforming the clinical management of both cancers by delivering meaningful patient outcomes significantly faster.

To assess the grant applicants, Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and the National Breast Cancer Foundation will establish a peer review panel of scientific researchers and clinical experts.
 
The jointly funded grant ($500,000 from each foundation) will be awarded to new, high-impact research, which spans both primary brain cancer and breast cancer, and seeks to improve survival for people living with both diseases. In addition, projects will be judged on excellence in project design and infrastructure, and must be complemented by an outstanding team of scientists, while demonstrating alignment to the missions of both Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Funding
$1,000,000 ($500,000 per organisation, funding is to be provided over three to five years, for a maximum of two projects).

Applications open 
Wednesday 05 September, 2018 – applications can be made here.

Applications close 
Monday 12 November, 2018 at 17:00 AEDT.

Selection process 
Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and National Breast Cancer Foundation will establish a peer review panel comprising scientific researchers and clinical experts, which will be convened to evaluate applications. 

If you have any questions about this grant, please contact Cure Brain Cancer Foundation's Research Operations Manager Sofia Casbolt at research@curebraincancer.org.au.