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Further Government funding now available

As Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month launches into action, the OCRF is excited to share the promising outlook for research funding this year.

 After extensive lobbying, the government has announced a $25 million funding boost for early detection of low-survival cancers, including ovarian cancer, through the NHMRC and the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)

The OCRF is pleased to see this much-needed funding made available to ovarian cancer researchers, just months after the 2020 State of the Nation report found that despite early detection only receiving 7% of all ovarian cancer research funding in Australia over the past decade, it was the number one breakthrough needed to save lives. 

This funding comes in addition to the $16.2 million that the OCRF secured in 2019 that is currently supporting crucial research projects. This additional funding opportunity, alongside our OCRF Grant Scheme, demonstrates our continued commitment to creating opportunities for exciting new research projects, despite the challenging economic conditions faced over the last 12 months.

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Ovarian Cancer Research

Over the past 10 years, the global medical community has begun pushing for a better understanding of ovarian cancer.

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OCRF funded research

The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation exists because ovarian cancer research has been undervalued and underfunded by successive Governments. Whilst the landscape is changing and more attention is being given to the ovarian cancer research, the OCRF provides researchers around Australia and New Zealand with the opportunity to gain access to sustained funding.

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