What we do
We are the only Australian foundation focused purely on funding research into all gynaecological cancers. By providing research grants to Australia’s best and brightest minds, we will find new ways to screen, treat and conquer gynae cancers.
All profits from fund-raising initiatives and all monies raised from donations, go towards another research grant, another brilliant mind focussed on conquering gynae cancers.
Every $110,000 raised will fund a grant for an early post-PhD scientist for one year. Our goal is to fund 10 grants per year, so we need to raise $1,100,000 per year.
We fund brilliant minds to conquer cancer.
We fund research for a brighter future.
Funding is generated from the corporate and public donations. Grants are used to fund research aimed at improving the prevention, long-term survival and quality of life for patients diagnosed with a gynae cancer. Processes for allocation of research grants are competitive, peer reviewed, transparent, coordinated and not conflicted. Results of research are published nationally and internationally. The Foundation has a less than 12% overhead.
The AGCF reached a major milestone in early 2017, with the first two-year research grant funded by major sponsorship from The Way In Network, additional help from companies like Ure Lynam, Elliston, the Panthers Rugby Club and generous donations from the public.
This grant allowed the AGCF to appoint one brilliant medical mind, Dr Dane Cheasley, to focus purely on a research project into geneteic links amongst chemo resistant low grade Serous Cancer. The goal? Gene tragerted therapy and a potential cure. Read more…
Our recent Cindy Sullivan Race Day has raised funding for another grant to be announced soon. Read more about the event…