Two peak cancer groups are joining with the Commonwealth Government to coordinate research resources and expertise.
The founding partners of the Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme are the Commonwealth Government?s new cancer agency, Cancer Australia, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and the Department of Health and Ageing.
It is hoped that other cancer groups will join the scheme in 2008.
The scheme will initially provide up to $10 million in 2007 for research grants to projects focussing on collaborative research work, increased consumer involvement and on populations with poorer outcomes, such as people in rural and regional areas or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The funding, provided by the Government and non-government organisations, will be administered by Cancer Australia. Assessment and registration of research applications will be managed by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
This collaboration will help reduce duplication and encourage researchers to share information as they strive to find better ways of early detection, treatment and care for people affected by cancer.
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