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THREE YEARS  OF MEANINGFUL PROGRESS.

We are powered by many big hearts & brains that volunteer time, money & services.
As a result we are able to put 100% of tax deductible of donations and funds raised towards our brain matters projects. Here is the impact you’ve made.

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As of February 2017

$1 722 500

FUNDS COMMITTED

63

PROJECTS COMMITTED

AIM Brain Project

Australian & New Zealand Children’s Haemotology / Oncology Group (ANZCHOG)

$1 000 000 over 4 years

Introducing molecular diagnostic testing to every child in Aus & NZ,  this will be a first and a critical step in bringing the latest testing and treatment options to children.

 

Molecular Subtyping

Monash Children’s Cancer Centre

$75 000 over 12 months

Directed towards a personalised medicine brain program.

Robert Connor Dawes CERN Fellowship

Collaborative Ependymoma Research Network (CERN)

$100 000 over 2 years

In partnership with our US charity, $25,000/year from each and CERN,  the best and brightest will be selected for this coveted Fellowship investigating Ependymoma.

Robert Connor Dawes
PhD Research Scholarship

Monash Institute – Brain Cancer Discovery Collaborative (BCDC)

$75 000 over 3 years

Increasing the number of young research talent taking an interest and entering the field of brain cancer means that more brains are on the job of finding new treatments.

Zero Childhood Cancer Program

Children’s Cancer Institute Australia

$75 000 over 3 years

Personalised medicine is literally the cutting edge of cancer treatment. Through new discoveries about how DNA and cancer are linked, individually targeted therapies can be investigated for each child.

All big things have small beginnings

COGNO: Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia /  RCD Foundation  /  $50 000

Provide researchers with access to the quantity and quality of tissue and data they need to accelerate brain cancer research.

Royal Children’s Hospital-CIKA / $50 000

Assisting RCH’s brain cancer tissue bank. This donation is in memory of Pippa Rea with generous support from her family and friends.

Radiology Videographer /  Patient Care Equipment / Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre /  $25 000

As part of care support, we’re increasing the radiology resources at Peter Mac to expand the patient video program. Providing computer equipment for the patient video program.


Music Matters Grants /  RCD Foundation  /  $80 000 (to date)

Providing patients throughout Australia (referred via various children’s hospital referral program) with accredited music therapy at home to help the heart sing and the mind heal.

Travel Grants /  RCD Foundation  /  $50 000

Giving young researchers an opportunity to attend and present at important national and international industry conferences.

Yoga Matters Grants /  RCD Foundation   /  $5 000

Providing patients (referred via various rehabilitation centres) with yoga therapy at home to help the heart sing and the mind heal.

Industry Collaboration & Awareness Activities /   $50 000

Sponsoring conferences and seminars that gather the industry’s best minds and put the spotlight on brain tumour projects. This enables collaboration and begins forming a platform for the industry to form a plan for paediatric brain cancer.


CERN International Study /  RCD Foundation  /  $40 000

Researchers in the risk factors associated with developing ependymoma

Ependymoma Classification Project (co-funding) / Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne /  $10 000

The project involves further research into classifying different types of ependymomas and looking at empirical treatment data.  The science of genetic sequencing of the tumours  is improving and this can allow for better matching of treatment programs based on an individual’s tumour classification. This is a collaboration with Sick Kids Foundation Toronto.

ABI Outpatient Music Therapy + Music Equipment /  Monash Institute /  $10 000 + $2 500

A new pilot program offering support for outpatients being treated for an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Additional funds have been provided to upgrade the equipment used in music therapy.

Synchrotron Brain Tumour Study /  Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre /  $25 000

An exploration into whether brain tumours could be  better treated and have less long-term side effects by using synchrotron radiotherapy.

Working Together

We’ve always said it’s better with more brains on the job. That’s why we’re collaborating with the two largest children’s cancer charities in Australia, the Children’s Cancer Foundation and the Kids’ Cancer Project Sydney, on key paediatric brain cancer projects.