Cancer should be scared...we have it in our sights and we are coming after it with everything we have

You, too, can join the fight. By donating to the UniSA Fight Against Cancer fund, together we can continue to bring our world-leading discoveries and treatments to patients sooner so we can save lives faster.

In the video above we have given you an exclusive look at what is in the sights of UniSA's brightest cancer researchers, as they fast-track their laboratory breakthroughs to help the patients who need it most.

There are dozens of research projects underway within the laboratories of UniSA's Cancer Research Institute, with many others close to helping real patients and simply needing the funding to make that happen.

With a focus on personalised precision treatments, better diagnostics, prevention and survivorship, the University has created a central cancer research hub housing over 300 leading biomedical, genetic and pharmacological cancer researchers in the UniSA Cancer Research Institute building on North Terrace.

Every day our experts are getting one-step closer to saving more lives as well as improving the quality of life for cancer survivors. But they need your help.

When you give today, 100% of your donation will go directly to the researchers - with no admin fees or hidden costs.


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Immunotherapy trials target aggressive tumours

Immunotherapy is in the sights of a team of Centre for Cancer Biology researchers, housed in the UniSA Cancer Research Institute building.

They are one of only two teams in Australia conducting CAR T cell immunotherapy trials in patients with difficult-to-treat solid cancers.

Dr Tessa Gargett is an early career researcher whose work is achieving significant impact for these patients. Soon her findings will be applied to treating children and adults with deadly brain cancers.

The team is also currently running a clinical trial in melanoma at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, which will extend to sarcoma and breast cancer patients later in the year.

Fast-tracking prostate cancer breakthrough to patients

A team of world-leading prostate cancer investigators at the UniSA Cancer Research Institute, led by Professor Doug Brooks, has tracked not only how cancer cells talk to each other, but also how they send out beacons filled with their basic needs to aid in its spread.

Professor Brooks' team has used this knowledge to create new diagnostic tools for prostate cancer and other common cancers, as well as using this communication pathway to create targeted treatments.

Soon this research will be tested for its real world impact for prostate cancer sufferers, with a clinical trial scheduled to commence later this year.

100% of your donation will accelerate UniSA's Fight Against Cancer

When you give to UniSA’s Fight Against Cancer Fund, every single dollar will fuel cancer research at UniSA, with no administration fees applied to your donation.


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