The Hospital Research Foundation Group is proud to be contributing more than $10 million over 10 years to support the new Bragg Comprehensive Cancer Centre (BCCC), currently under construction on North Tce, Adelaide.
Once complete, the BCCC will transform cancer research, patient care, clinical trials, support and preventative measures for South Australians and people everywhere.
The Federal Government is investing $77 million in the facility, which expects to save 2000 lives per year through prevention, early detection and better treatment of cancers.
The BCCC will be co-located with the Australian Bragg Centre for Proton Therapy and Research – the first place in the southern hemisphere to provide proton therapy to children and young people with cancer.
Professor Tim Price, Clinical Director of the BCCC, said the precinct will house a collaborative “whole of cancer” research community together with Australia’s leading proton cancer researchers, oncologists, nurses, carers and their cutting-edge technologies.
The Adelaide Health Innovation Partnership (AHIP) is driving the establishment of the BCCC, consisting of founding partners SAHMRI, the Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Women’s and Children’s Health Network and the University of Adelaide, supported by The Hospital Research Foundation Group and Cancer Council SA.
“Once fully operational, the BCCC is expected to save up to 2000 lives a year through prevention, early detection and better treatment of cancers,” said AHIP Chair, Professor Justin Beilby.
To ensure operations can begin immediately once the centre opens, key medical specialists have been recruited with The Hospital Research Foundation Group’s funding, which Group CEO Paul Flynn said would help countless Australians impacted by cancer and their families.
“We’re thrilled to be involved with the research institutions and clinical experts who are dedicated to saving and improving lives. These grants have been made possible thanks to the generous support of our donors and ticket buyers in the Hospital Research Foundation Home Lottery,” Mr Flynn said.
“As the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere, the Australian Bragg Centre for Proton Therapy and Research will provide highly advanced cancer treatment technology that will completely change the cancer treatment landscape as we know it.
“People will travel to Adelaide from all over Australia and beyond to receive proton therapy. We hope the BCCC will also develop programs that will be translated nationally as a member of the National Cancer Centre network.”
Thank you to all our supporters for making this amazing contribution possible.
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