$6 Millon dollars of federal government funds to be committed to Malvern’s new cancer centre at Cabrini Health.
Left to right, (Right) Cabrini Health Chief Executive Dr Michael Walsh, Professor Katie Allen, Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations Kelly O'Dwyer,
The Cabrini Monash University Department of Surgery and Research (CMUDS) are gearing up to make some new changes with the federal government committing $6 million towards the new cancer centre at Cabrini Health in Malvern.
The Research institute itself will receive $3 Million of that to advance translational cancer research and deliver better health outcomes.
Minister for Health, Greg Hunt said it is expected that that the number of patients on clinical trials will increase by over 180 participants as a result of the funding.
“The Cabrini Research Institute of Cancer will be integrated within Cabrini’s Malvern hospital, enabling researchers and clinicians to work together, giving them the best chance of developing breakthroughs and delivering better health outcomes for patients,” Minister Hunt said.
Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations, the Kelly O’Dwyer said she was hopeful that the new facility would save lives.
“Sadly, 48,000 people died from cancer last year. I’m so proud that our local hospital will play a world-leading role in research which will lead to better clinical care and hopefully a cure,” Minister O’Dwyer said.
Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer, behind breast and prostate and a staggering 17,004 cases were reported last year.
Currently the research team at Cabrini Monash University Department of Surgery are honing their skills and knowledge to develop better ways to personalize treatment to create overall better patient outcomes. These research projects focus on surgical techniques, medicinal treatment and analysis of patient outcomes.