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$100,000 donation to UOW for brain cancer research

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The University of Wollongong’s (UOW) Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP) has received a $100,000 donation to fund research into breakthrough treatments for brain cancer. 

The donation, made anonymously to mark National Brain Cancer Awareness month, will fund research that aims to improve brain cancer survival rates and patient quality of life through targeted multimodal therapies. 

Head of the School of Physics at UOW Professor Michael Lerch said the $100,000 donation will accelerate the current work of the brain cancer Targeted Nano-therapies by the CMRP.  

“The research our team has performed to date is producing astonishing results, but limited funding has restricted our progress in developing the new knowledge we have revealed in our pilot studies. This financial support will allow our researchers to further test their already promising outcomes, and if successful, will assist in fast tracking this work towards clinical trials,” Dr Lerch said.

Deputy Director of Radiation Oncology Medical Physics at Prince of Wales Hospital and UOW Honorary Associate Professor Stephanie Corde said a multidisciplinary approach is needed when it comes to curing brain cancer.

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