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 2017 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. This competitive grant process attracted a field of exceptionally strong applications and the equal first winners are:

  • Professor Alistair Forrest’s (Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research) application “Enabling Advanced Single Cell Cancer Genomics in WA”
  • Professor Christobel Saunders’ (UWA) application “Patients First: the Continuous Improvement in Care – Cancer (The CIC-Cancer Project)”

Further information and updates on progress with these projects can be found at Perkins, UWA, here and here.



July, 2020

Boost For Liver Cancer Patients With New $10.8 Million World-Class Research Centre

The Cancer Research Trust (CRT) is very pleased to announce that the successful applicants for the 2020 CRT WA Collaborative Cancer Research Grant are Professor Peter Leedman and Associate Professor Nina Tirnitz-Parker, Co-Chief Investigators of their “Defeating Primary Live Cancer” application.

For more information, please download the following documents: