While the number of women diagnosed with gynaecological cancer increases every year, governments starve necessary research to death. NHMRC, the peak funding body of medical research in Australia, decreased its funding for gynaecological cancer research projects from $12.2 million in 2010 to $7.8 million in 2012. in 2014 the total success rate for research grants dropped to 14.9%, which is a new record low in 2014 compared to well over 20% in previous years.
As the Director of Research of the Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer (QCGC), I support raising funds for gynaecological cancer research. QCGC Research is a Centre within The University of Queensland (UQ).
At the Cherish Women's Cancer Foundation we understand that medical research is critical to inform clinical decision-making in our hospitals. As governments increasingly retract from research funding, gynaecological cancer research will more and more depend on private and corporate initiatives, such as cherishfoundation.org or battleagainstovariancancer.com.
If you wish to donate to the Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer, make a gift or leave a bequest in your will, click here.
If you wish to assist as a volunteer or help with fundraising, click here.