You can help fight the fastest increasing cause of cancer mortality in Australia

A problem doesn’t go away if you ignore it, and liver cancer has been ignored by the general public for far too long. We’ve reached the point where liver cancer is the fastest increasing cause of cancer mortality in Australia. It also sits as the third most common cause of cancer death, worldwide. 1,643 people a day are dying of liver cancer.

The stats paint a very scary picture, but here at GMRF we see beyond the numbers and figures. The real impact of liver cancer is not in its numbers but in the countless lives it is devastating each day.

GMRF has established the only dedicated liver cancer research facilty in Queensland. This unit is not government funded and relies on the generous support of donors, community groups, and corporate partners.

We have established a clear vision for our cancer research:

  • Our Mission: to change cancer from a death sentence to a treatable chronic illness within our lifetime.
  • Our process: Targeting cancer on multiple fronts including immunotherapy research to re-engage the immune system to fight the cancer, and anti-metastasis research to stop the cancer spreading throughout the body.

Your support can change lives. Please donate today to help ensure this vital research can continue.

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Immunology of Liver Cancer

A problem doesn’t go away if you ignore it, and liver cancer has been ignored by the general public for far too long. We’ve reached the point where liver cancer is the fastest increasing cause of cancer mortality in Australia. It also sits as the third most common cause of cancer death, worldwide....

Immunotherapeutic approaches to liver cancer

Here we use our knowledge of the immunology of liver cancer to develop ways to teach our immune system to target and kill the cancer.  Our research focuses on developing liver cancer vaccines and other immune-stimulatory therapies to achieve this.  Using genetically modified viruses as vaccines we...

Liver cancer stem cells

Increasing evidence supports the concept that a specialized population of cancer cells within a tumour possess characteristics of self-renewal and have the ability to give rise to all cell types in a particular cancer. These 'cancer stem cells' also exhibit characteristics that render them resistant...

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Opportunities for students

The Liver Cancer Unit currently has two students completing their PhD as part of GMRF’s scholarship program. If you are interested in findng out more about this program please contact the Foundation on 07 3394 7284.

 

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