The inaugural Improving Cancer Outcomes Collaborative Research Grants have been announced.

The 2018 Improving Cancer Outcomes Collaborative Research Grants have awarded over $10 million in grants to fund new, pioneering breakthroughs in cancer prevention, screening, detection and care.

Four projects will bring together leading clinicians, scientists, consumers and organisations across Victoria focusing on improving cancer outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians and people with upper gastrointestinal cancers.

Currently, Aboriginal women are 2.8 times more likely to develop cervical cancer and 3.9 times more likely to die from the disease compared to non-Aboriginal women.

Upper gastrointestinal cancers have some the lowest survival rates. Three research projects will look into the prevention of liver cancer, better detection of pancreatic cancer and improving the quality of care for these patients.

Nine additional grants will provide essential support to attract and develop talented researchers at different stages of their career.  Details about the grant and recipients can be found on the Victorian Cancer Agency website.

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