I am really excited to announce that we have made our first grant of $250,000 for Brain Cancer research. The money is going towards a project being undertaken by the Royal Melbourne Hospital Neuroscience Foundation.
Research is aiming to develop a simple, rapid and cheap blood test for brain cancer. At present the only way of diagnosing and monitoring these tumours is through MRI's and they can't provide information about what is happening in the cells within the tumour. If doctors can see the activity in the cells they can see if the treatments are working and if the cancer is still alive, without waiting till the next MRI is done. Professor Andrew Kaye from the Neuroscience Foundation says the grand is a game changer for them.
This would not be possible without all your support. Brain Cancer kills more people under 40 than any other cancer and kills more children in this country than any other disease, so I am more determined than ever toi reach my goal of raising 1 million dollars.