Articles tagged with: Grant
On World Pancreatic Cancer day, November 17, the recipients of $2million of Avner’s Foundation grants were announced. The Grants – four one-year $100,000 innovation grants and two larger multi-year grants were awarded to researchers in NSW, VIC and WA and pleasingly has resulted in experienced researchers of other forms of disease researching Pancreatic Cancer for the first time.
In recent news scientists have claimed extraordinary success with using a patient’s immune cells to target a type of blood cancer. In one study the vast majority of participants with a specific type of leukaemia saw all symptoms vanish completely. This is quite a new area of research and has some researchers describing it as the holy grail of cancer research. While using a person’s own immune system to fight a cancer has shown great early promise in blood cancers, solid tumour cancers will be more difficult but are still a promising area of research.