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Submission of EOI closes on Wednesday 30 November 2022. The Cancer Research Trust (CRT) has established The Grant to support, energise and fund collaborative and innovative cancer research in Western Australia. The Grant will provide support for teams of high …

Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF)

On 1 July 2019, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) and the Cancer Research Trust (CRT) was signed, setting forth the terms and understanding to further enhance cancer research capacity in Western Australia and increase …

Professor Alistair Forrest

The Cancer Research Trust is very pleased to announce that, following a very favourable review by a panel of internationally renowned cancer researchers of the first five years of Professor Alistair Forrest’s “Enabling Advance Single Cell Cancer Genomics in WA” …

Associate Professor Nina Tirnitz-Parker (L) and Professor Peter Leedman (R)

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” …

Professor Ruth Ganss and Dr Joost Lesterhuis

The CRT Board is delighted to welcome two new Board members viz. Professor Ruth Ganss and Dr Joost Lesterhuis. Professor Ruth Ganss is the Scientific Head of the Cancer Division at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. Her current …

[L to R] The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Professor Alistair Forrest and Mr Tom Dery AO, ACRF Chair.

A $1.75M grant awarded by the Australian Cancer Research Fund (ACRF) will fund three pieces of equipment, including a high throughput next generation DNA sequencer and equipment to isolate single cells from a patient’s tumour. The equipment will make it …

[L to R] Professor Alistair Forrest, the Hon Roger Cook, Professor Christobel Saunders and Mr Peter Mansell

World-leading cancer research projects led by The University of Western Australia have today received a boost with $18 million in funding from the Cancer Research Trust and other partners. The projects, led by Professor Christobel Saunders and Professor Alistair Forrest, …

[L to R] Prof Peter Klinken, Prof Alistair Forrest, Mr Peter Mansell, Dr Elin Gray, the Hon John Day and Mr Peter Leonhardt

On 16th September 2016, the CRT’s WA Collaborative Cancer Research Grant was launched at an event held in COMO The Treasury in Perth. The event was attended by the then Minister for Health, the Hon John Day MLA and the …

Professor Alistair Forrest

Brain Drain Reversed

An internationally renowned genomic researcher who published breakthrough discoveries about cell development in top international journal Science today, has returned to his home town of Perth after 20 years. Professor Alistair Forrest has joined the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical …

Dr Elin Gray

Edith Cowan University melanoma researcher Dr Elin Gray will investigate how to better target treatment for cancer patients after being awarded a $750,000 research fellowship. The five-year Cancer Research Trust Fellowship will strengthen Dr Gray’s research into the role of …