Queensland Cancer Fund Company Profile

04:17 EDT 25th June 2018 | BioPortfolio

The Queensland Cancer Fund was established in 1961 in response to a desperate need in the community. Cancer mortality was on the increase and available resources could not cope with the problem. A small group of concerned people decided to form the Queensland Cancer Fund and began planning a strategy for raising funds to combat the disease and provide adequate treatment facilities for cancer patients.The Fund generated tremendous public support from the start, raising almost 500,000 pounds in the 1961/62 financial year. By the second financial year, the Fund had already provided a linear accelerator and simulator (very expensive but vital radiation equipment) for the Queensland Radium Institute. The Queensland Cancer Fund also made a grant for the commencement of the internationally recognised malignant melanoma project at Princess Alexandra Hospital.The first Fund trustees and office bearers not only aimed to raise funds to advance cancer research and treatment but also set out to counteract the stigma attached to the disease. In the 1960s, the word 'cancer' evoked a sense of fear and hopelessness arising from the widespread belief the disease was inevitably fatal. As advances in science and technology increased the range of procedures and brought new hope to sufferers, the Queensland Cancer Fund encouraged the community to adopt a more positive attitude to cancer based on an awareness of the problem and how it might be tackled.


Queensland Cancer Fund, PO Box 201
Spring Hill


Fax: (61) 07 3258 2281

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Queensland focuses on drug for motor neurone disease

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Queensland mum $45000 out of pocket over breast cancer surgery – mum $45000 out of pocket over breast cancer Queensland mother-of-three will almost certainly die without lifesaving surgery, but she either faces years in ...

New underwater geolocation technique takes cues from nature

(University of Queensland) Marine animals such as mantis shrimp and squid have inspired a new mode of underwater navigation that allows for greater accuracy. University of Queensland Queensland Brain ...

Scientists discover off-switch for 'molecular machine' active in many diseases

(University of Queensland) A discovery by Queensland scientists could be the key to stopping damage caused by uncontrolled inflammation in a range of common diseases including liver disease, Alzheimer...

#jobs #lifescience University of Queensland, Australia: Biostatistician

Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: University of Queensland, Australia: Biostatistician . AUD$135,910 – $1...

Dance aids healthier aging

(Queensland University of Technology) A joint research project involving QUT and Queensland Ballet has shown dancing can improve the physical and mental well-being of aging Australians.

Treating sleep apnea could reduce dementia risk

(University of Queensland) Inadequate oxygen levels during sleep can damage the brain and increase the riskof developing Alzheimer's disease, University of Queensland researchers have found. Scientist...

UQ Zika detection breakthough a potential lifesaver

(University of Queensland) A cheap and effective tool that could save lives by helping health authorities target mosquitos infected with Zika virus has been developed by researchers from the Universit...

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Stivarga Real Life Evidence in Hungary

The study aims to evaluate use of regorafenib in clinical practice in Hungary. The study should provide information about clinical characteristics of Hungarian regorafenib patients as well...

Microbiome Involvement With Barrett's Esophagus and Progression to Esophageal Adenocarcinoma

This study will examine the hypothesis that altered esophageal microbiome leads to the development of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). The aims of the project are, firstly the confirmation...

Effectiveness Study During the First 1,000 Days in Kenya

Malnutrition is a public health problem in Kenya, with 26% of children underfive years of age stunted, and 26% of pre-school children, 26% of women of reproductive age and 42% of pregnant ...

Cluster Randomized, Parallel-group, Prospective, Follow-up Effectiveness Study in Kenyan Children 6-35 Months

Malnutrition is a public health problem in Kenya, with 26% of children under-five years of age stunted, and 26% of pre-school children, 26% of women of reproductive age and 42% of pregnant...

Trial of the Ovicidal Activity of Three Head Lice Products (NeutraLice Lotion®, NeutraLice Advance® and Moov Head Lice Solution®) After a Single Application

The purpose of this study is to compare the ovicidal activity of three head lice treatment products. The study population will consist of Queensland primary school-aged children (Grades 1...

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Queensland Cancer Fund

The Queensland Cancer Fund was established in 1961 in response to a desperate need in the community. Cancer mortality was on the increase and available resources could not cope with the problem. A sma...

Kay Yow Cancer Fund

The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women’s cancers through raising money for ...


Hatchtech Pty Ltd is a venture-backed specialty pharmaceutical product company that is developing technology for the control of invertebrate pests. The Company’s investors in...

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK is the world's leading independent organisation dedicated to cancer research.With an annual scientific spend of £217 million, we fund over 3,000 world-class scientists, doctors and...

Biotechnology Australia

This century is already being coined the ‘Biocentury', as the fruits of fifty years of research in the field of molecular biology begin to affect our world. Medical advances over the next hundred ye...

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