23 March 2021 | News
The three-year grant opportunity will allow researchers to develop and demonstrate the impact of an online survivorship platform to better connect patients
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The Australian government is providing $2.6 million to researchers at the University of Melbourne to use the latest information technology to improve the lives of people who have survived brain cancer.
Funded by the Morrison Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Australian Brain Cancer Mission – 2020 Brain Cancer Survivorship Grant Opportunity, the three-year grant opportunity will allow researchers to develop and demonstrate the impact of an online survivorship platform to better connect patients – and their families and carers – with the health care teams providing treatment.
The platform will also allow patients to connect with other survivors to share experiences and support each other.
The researchers will look at how information technologies can help ensure survivors are not alone on their brain cancer journey, and tailor a survivorship approach that suits individual needs.
The Australian Brain Cancer Mission is providing $133 million over 10 years from the MRFF and significant donations from funding partners.