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Weekend raises $3.5 million for cancer research and care


The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers raised $3.5 million in Brisbane in 2013. This amazing event drew 1,346 participants and is helping fund critical research and care at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

Thank you to all the walkers, crew, volunteers and their supporters for helping make a such a big difference to the research and treatment of women’s cancers. Funds raised by the 2013 Weekend to End Women’s Cancers is supporting a range of world leading projects at QIMR Berghofer. Hear more about the projects being funded with short video clips from the scientists involved:

 

Here are all the projects supported by these funds:

  • Finding new endometrial cancer genes
  • Matching drugs to patients – new tests for chemo sensitivity
  • Identifying how cancer overrides our immune responses
  • Increasing the effectiveness of cancer treatments, while minimising side-effects
  • Using radiotherapeutics to boost our immune response to breast cancer
  • Investigating if small tumour-derived particles can change how breast cancer behaves
  • Identifying new drugs for ovarian cancer
  • Identifying risk genes for endometrial cancer
  • Developing clinical tools to estimate ovarian cancer survival
  • Understanding the role of the estrogen receptor in endometrial cancer
  • Treatment decisions facing young women with gynaecological cancers
  • Exploring the genetic basis of ovarian cancer outcomes
  • Using tumour information to help understand specific gene faults in endometrial cancer
  • Testing a new questionnaire’s ability to improve follow-up treatment for ovarian cancer patients
  • Improving breast cancer targeted therapy
  • Common treatment options for ovarian cancer and women’s diseases
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