Research we fund
Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation fund research across four priority areas. Our Scientific Advisory Panel is made up of nationally and internationally renowned scientists and clinicians and plays a critical role in the assessment of potential research projects for Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.
Our strategic projects help to build the capacity of Australian pancreatic cancer research and provided the platform for additive research projects and high-quality publications. Initiatives include:
Funded from 2011 - 2013. The Australian Pancreatic Cancer Genome Initiative (APGI) is a member of the International Genome Consortium (ICGC), a worldwide collaborative effort to comprehensively catalogue the genomic and epigenomic abnormalities in over 50 major human cancers. The APGI brings together the expertise of pancreatic cancer scientists and healthcare professionals across Australia and is dedicated to improving outcomes for pancreatic patients and their families.
Funded from 2010 - 2012. An Australia-wide multi-centre cancer clinical trial funded by Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. The project looked at taking an innovative approach to research into understanding pancreatic cancer and individualising patient treatment. This trial is now closed.
Jeremy Humphris, Gastroenterologist and PhD student is the recipient of the first Avner Foundation scholarship.
Our grants program has previously funded in two main categories – Innovation and Accelerator grants.
Grant recipients are selected through a competitive, formal grant process, reviewed by our Scientific Advisory Panel. Previous recipients have generated high impact publications that have significantly increased our understanding of pancreatic cancer.
Previous Grant Recipients
Select a year below to see grant recipients list.