United effort to end brain cancer
The Brain Cancer Centre was founded by Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer and established in partnership with WEHI.
Launched in October 2021, the Centre brings together the brightest medical research minds to end brain cancer as a terminal illness.
The two organisations have been working closely together for many years, with a focus on investing in vital brain cancer research and with a shared vision: that one day no lives will be lost to brain cancer.
The Brain Cancer Centre was established with an initial commitment of $40 million, including a foundational gift from Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer, made possible thanks to the generosity of its donors and supporters. The remaining funding includes a $16 million commitment from the Victorian Government and additional support from WEHI and partner organisations.
Improving patient outcomes
The Victorian Government committed $16 million in funding to support Brain-POP (brain perioperative clinical trial program). The clinical trial program will deliver innovative, perioperative clinical trials with paediatric, adolescent and adult patients that will help researchers to create a holistic picture of brain cancer treatment that has so far been missing from research.
Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy, The Hon Jaala Pulford MP, said the Victorian Government investment would be used to deliver a globally unique program set to save the lives of more children, adolescents and adults.
“We urgently need to find more effective and curative treatments for brain cancers. As a global leader in cancer care and medical research, Victoria is perfectly positioned to lead this ground-breaking work,” Ms Pulford said.