ANZGOG awards $175,000 to gynae cancer research projects

08 Jan 2024

ANZGOG has awarded $175,000 to four gynaecological cancer research projects through the Fund for New Research program.

The program's purpose is to promote the development of future clinical trials and foster ANZGOG member's research studies.

The Fund for New Research (FFNR) program is a perfect example of donor-researcher collaboration, as WomenCan fundraisers have often raised funds to contribute to a grant for specific cancer types or regions, creating a lasting impact on those with lived experiences of gynaecological cancers.

The FFNR grants undergo meticulous review by research leaders. These grants support pre-clinical, pilot, and feasibility studies leading to clinical trials, aligning with ANZGOG's strategic research priorities. The recent 2023 round saw 18 applications, resulting in ANZGOG awarding four Fund for New Research grants.

Grants were awarded to:

$32,569 Ovarian Project: Principal Investigator A/Prof Kylie Gorringe -Testing anti-HER2 antibody drug conjugate in mucinous ovarian cancer models.

$42,143 Uterine Project: Principal Investigator A/Prof Emma Allanson –The feasibility and acceptability of patient initiated follow up following surgical management of low-risk endometrial endometrioid adenocarcinoma.

$50,000 Gynae (incl. Cervical/Vulval/Vaginal) Project: Principal Investigator Dr Marilyn Boo - Quality of life and adherence to post-operative thromboprophylaxis following surgery for gynaecological cancers: rivaroxaban vs enoxaparin – The Gynaecology Oncology RivarOXiban pilot study (GoROX pilot study).

$50,000 Survivorship/QOL Project: Principal Investigator A/Prof Alison Davis – The time toxicity involved in medical treatment for Platinum resistant or refractory Ovarian Cancer (PRROC).

ANZGOG and WomenCan acknowledge the significant contribution made by Rochelle Fisher and her family and friends, Flickering Memories Tasmania, and donations received from family and friends in memory of Debbie Bruce. Collectively, this funding has supported the 2023 Fund for New Research program.

The perfect example of donor-researcher collaboration

ANZGOG's Fund for New Research program thrives on public donations from WomenCan supporters, bequests, and philanthropic grants, enabling support for 25 studies from 2015 to 2023 inclusive.

We are extremely grateful for our 2023 grant supporters who have enabled these research projects. This backing plays a crucial role in advancing gynaecological cancer research and improving outcomes for those with lived experiences of gyanecological cancers.


If you would like to know more about how to donate or fundraise towards the Fund For New Research program, or how to leave A Gift in Will to benefit ANZGOG’s research, please contact WomenCan’s Head of Fundraising and Development, Karen Livingstone AM via our toll-free line 1300 786 300 to discuss.

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