and her team will use cutting-edge technology to
better apply immunotherapy to brain cancers.
Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer and WEHI have partnered to establish The Brain Cancer Centre, announced today.
The Centre has been established with an initial commitment of $40 million, which includes 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.
At a glance
- Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer and WEHI have partnered to establish The Brain Cancer Centre, bringing together our brightest medical research minds to end brain cancer as a terminal illness.
- The Brain Cancer Centre’s vision is to end brain cancer as a terminal illness and give real hope to patients and their families.
- The Victorian Government will provide funding of $16 million to support the Brain-POP initiative, a patient-focused brain cancer program.
United effort to end brain cancer
The Brain Cancer Centre is the culmination of a long-term collaboration between Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer and WEHI and is founded on a shared vision to end brain cancer as a terminal illness.
It will bring together the brightest brain cancer researchers from partner organisations in the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct and around Australia to collaborate and translate their research discoveries into new treatments.
WEHI Director and Head of The Brain Cancer Centre, Professor Doug Hilton AO, said improving outcomes for children and adults with brain cancer required a sustained, coordinated and long-term commitment to collaborative research and discovery.
“The Brain Cancer Centre will provide the increased momentum and collaboration needed to take our vision of ending brain cancer as a terminal illness and make it a reality.
“It will enable us to attract the best new talent and build our local capabilities in brain cancer research and translation, and to develop new treatments that will be more effective with fewer side effects, improving quality of life,” he said.
“By combining the scientific knowledge and clinical expertise of Australia’s top brain cancer researchers, and training the next generation of leading brain cancer researchers, the Centre will have the best chance of making the long-term and transformative discoveries that will have a real impact on brain cancer patients, now and in the future.”