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The only Australian foundation focused on funding research into all Gynaecological Cancers

Vale Carmen Duncan

Vale Carmen Duncan

Carmen Duncan, the legendary Australian actress and ambassador for the Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation (AGCF) died on February 3rd, 2019, after a long battle with cancer.. She was 76 years of age.

Carmen graduated from the National Institute for the Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in 1961 and had a stellar career in film, television and on stage, spanning more than 50 years. In 1980, Carmen was nominated for the AFI Award for Best Actress for the film Harlequin. Other films included, Don’t Let It Get to You, Touch and Go, and Turkey ShootAs recently as 2018, she had a role in the film Hotel Mombai. For several years she was the Treasurer for Actors Equity.

Her greatest acting success was on television. In Australia, she had roles in many series, including Hunter, Number 96, Certain Women, Skyways, A Country Practice, Division 4, and Homicide. In the mid 1980’s, Carmen moved to the United Sates, where she again had great success. She won a leading role in the daytime soap opera Another World, which she played between 1988 and 1994. She was nominated for the prestigious Emmy Award twice for role playing “Iris” in Another World.

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The Carmen Duncan Research Fellowship

The Carmen Duncan Research Fellowship

In recognition of her major support for gynaecological cancer research over many years, the AGCF plans to initiate a  Carmen Duncan Research Fellowship. This Fellowship is supported by Carmen’s family and will be awarded annually to the Australian scientist who submits the research proposal judged to be of the highest quality by our Medical Advisory Committee.

All Donations will be used to conduct critical gynae cancer research for improving treatment and adding years to lives; donations will be most gratefully accepted by AGCF.

Please donate by clicking this link, please include a reference to the Carmen Duncan Research Fellowship (CDRF).

All donations over $2 will be tax deductible and receipted. 

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2018 Cindy Sullivan Fellowship Recipient

2018 Cindy Sullivan Fellowship Recipient

The Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation (AGCF) is pleased to announce the 2018 Cindy Sullivan Fellowship recipient is Dr Aime Powell. 

Dr Aime Powell is currently employed by The Institute of Health Research, University of Notre Dame and is funded by St John of God Hospital Subiaco as an Early Career Postdoctoral Research Fellow.  Her research project is entitled:

 “Aboriginal women at increased risk of cervical cancer incidence and mortality: Quantifying the risk in an era of national prevention programs.”

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