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Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme

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Cancer Australia has established the Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme to support research that reduces the impact of cancer on the community and improves outcomes for people affected by cancer.

Overview

The Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme is an innovative annual national research project grants funding scheme which brings together government and other funders to collaboratively fund cancer research in Australia.

This funding scheme helps to:

  • coordinate funding of priority-driven cancer research at the national level,
  • foster collaboration between cancer researchers to build Australia’s cancer research capacity, and
  • foster consumer participation in cancer research, from design to implementation.

Working with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

This research scheme is managed by Cancer Australia and the agency collaborates with the NHMRC in this grant scheme. The NHMRC facilitates registration and initial assessment of applications, and endorses grants funded through this scheme in recognition of their scientific merit.

Successful applicants for 2020 Round

On 22 April 2021, the Australian Government announced successful Ideas Grant applicants to the 2020 round of the Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme, proudly supported by Cancer Australia, Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation, Cure Cancer, Leukaemia Foundation, My Room, National Breast Cancer Foundation, and The Kids’ Cancer Project.

Outcomes for Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies 2020 PdCCRS Grant applications will be announced in June 2021.

The successful Ideas Grants in the 2020 PdCCRS round include:

Beavis, Paul
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, University of Melbourne
Augmenting CXCR3 ligand production to enhance the trafficking of T cells in solid cancers
Co-funded by: Cancer Australia and National Breast Cancer Foundation

Buck, Jessica
Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia
Exploiting and enhancing brain-resident immune cells for the treatment of paediatric brainstem glioma (DIPG)
Co-funded by: Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation and My Room

Faridi, Pouya
Monash University
Novel targets for paediatric brain tumour immunotherapy
Co-funded by: Cancer Australia, Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation, and My Room

Gordon, Louisa
QIMR Berghofer, The Council of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research
The harms and benefits of sun exposure: striking the right balance
Funded by: Cancer Australia

Gorringe, Kylie
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, University of Melbourne
A combined immuno-molecular biomarker for early breast disease
Co-funded by: Cancer Australia and National Breast Cancer Foundation

Li, Shuai
University of Melbourne
Comprehensively identifying causal risk factors for breast cancer with applications of contemporary causation assessment methods to inform prevention and risk prediction
Funded by: Cancer Australia

Nakamura, Kyohei
QIMR Berghofer, The Council of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research
Overcoming immunosuppression in B-cell lymphoma
Funded by: Leukaemia Foundation

Tiffen, Jessamy
Centenary Institute, University of Sydney
Unleashing the Immune Response Against Melanoma by Targeting a Crucial Epigenetic AxB
Funded by: Cancer Australia

Vandyke, Kate
University of Adelaide
CCR1 as a key therapeutic target in the prevention of drug resistance and relapse in multiple myeloma
Co-funded by: Cancer Australia and Cure Cancer

Wardill, Hannah
University of Adelaide
Developing first translational model of paediatric GvHD to evaluate prophylactic efficacy of faecal microbiota transplantation
Funded by: Leukaemia Foundation

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