Why support ACRF?

Your lifesaving impact

With 2 in 5 Australians diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85 and the remaining 3 closely affected by a diagnosis, sadly many of us know the devastating impact of cancer.

At Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF), we know that only brilliant ideas can tackle something as big as cancer. We back bold, brave and brilliant research that has the potential to accelerate the prevention, detection and treatment of ALL types of cancer.  

Your generosity means that ACRF can provide scientists with technology needed for research breakthroughs that help each individual diagnosed with this complex and disruptive disease.

Thank you for helping us back brilliant.

Supporting ACRF means backing brilliant science

Backing research across Australia, since 1984

We’ve provided almost $186 million of funding to 86 cancer research projects across 44 institutions Australia-wide.

Large grants with huge impact

Annually we award grants of between $1 million and $10 million to visionary cancer research projects.

Taking cancer research further and faster

We give researchers cutting-edge equipment that drives innovation and ultimately saves millions of lives.

ACRF Medical Research Advisory Committee

Our highly esteemed Medical Research Advisory Committee (MRAC) reviews, evaluates, provides recommendations on ACRF’s research grant funding applications. 

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