Updated on 11 May 2015
19 research projects have been awarded the grant
Singapore: Cancer Council NSW, Australia's non-government cancer research funder, has granted almost $7 million to researchers who are set out to discover new methods to curb cancer and look at new ways of treating it.
19 research projects have been awarded the grant that will be directed to new areas of research such as indenitifaction of new drugs to stop cancer cells from absorbing nutrients, thus starving them, led by Associate Professor Jeff Holst at The Centenary Institute.
Associate Professor Karen Canfell, director, Cancer Research, Cancer Council NSW said, "We received 143 outstanding applications for grants this year, which shows the drive in the medical research community to learn more about cancer and the ways we treat cancer, which is a very complex disease," she said.
"We have whittled down to the top 19 ground-breaking projects and look forward to seeing the results from these projects in the future," she said.
Grant recipient Dr Micklethwaite is developing a technology that will help the immune system target and destroy cancer cells.