Cancer Research Trust

a little about..



The Cancer Research Trust’s vision is to make an internationally significant contribution to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer. To achieve this, we are actively driving world-class innovative and collaborative research in WA, and reversing the brain drain by enticing back to Perth our most valuable export; world leaders in medical research.


The CRT WA Collaborative Cancer Research Grant is funding of up to $13.5m plus an additional 30% matched funding for up to nine years for two world class collaborative cancer research programs based in WA.

The Senior Cancer Research Fellowship was established to support the ‘brain gain’ in medical research in WA by providing both salary and project grant support for exceptional mid-career cancer researchers who have demonstrated significant leadership potential.
The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship was established to provide support for outstanding cancer researchers in the early stages of their career.



August 14, 2018

WA researchers rewarded for leading cancer and genetic disease research

Congratulations to Professor Alistair Forrest who was recently awarded one of Australia’s most prestigious Research Fellowships from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

June 18, 2018

Research published on ‘Clinical Application of Circulating Tumor Cells and Circulating Tumor DNA in Uveal Melanoma’

Congratulations to Dr Elin Gray and her co-authors whose research was recently published in the prestigious Journal of Clinical Oncology – Precision Oncology on 26 May 2018 and describes the work the team is doing for the early prognostication of ocular melanoma. The research was also featured in the ABC online news on 10 June 2018 and the Insight online news on 13 June 2018.