Posted 3 April 2024

New funding to support innovative cancer research

Associate Professor Elaine Sanij, head of SVI’s DNA Damage & Cancer Therapy Lab, has been awarded a Cancer Australia Ideas Grant for her groundbreaking work on innovative cancer therapies.

The funding has been awarded through Cancer Australia’s Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme which supports the country’s most cutting edge cancer therapy research.

“I’m so grateful to have been awarded this grant to further my work on targeting specific mechanisms of cancer therapy,” says Elaine. “This work will allow us to develop more effective treatments for some of the most difficult to cure cancers such as ovarian cancer.”

These grants, which were recently announced by Health Minister, Mark Butler are awarded to pioneering research projects that hold the potential to make substantial contributions to cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and care.

Elaine has been awarded $600,000 over three years.