Transforming Cancer Care with the Bragg Comprehensive Cancer Centre

30 Nov 1999
The Longest Table - a fundraiser of The Hospital Foundation Group - is proud to be supporting the new Bragg Comprehensive Cancer Centre (BCCC), thanks to your generous donations!

Once construction on North Tce in Adelaide is completed, the BCCC will transform cancer research, patient care, clinical trials, support and preventative measures for South Australians and people everywhere.

The Federal Government is investing $77 million in the facility, which expects to save 2000 lives per year through prevention, early detection and better treatment of cancers.

The BCCC will be co-located with the Australian Bragg Centre for Proton Therapy and Research – the first place in the southern hemisphere to provide proton therapy to children and young people with cancer.
Bragg Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Professor Tim Price, Clinical Director of the BCCC, said the precinct will house a collaborative “whole of cancer” research community together with Australia’s leading proton cancer researchers, oncologists, nurses, carers and their cutting-edge technologies.

The Adelaide Health Innovation Partnership (AHIP) is driving the establishment of the BCCC, consisting of founding partners SAHMRI, the Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Women’s and Children’s Health Network and the University of Adelaide, supported by The Hospital Research Foundation Group and Cancer Council SA.

“Once fully operational, the BCCC is expected to save up to 2000 lives a year through prevention, early detection and better treatment of cancers,” said AHIP Chair, Professor Justin Beilby.

To ensure operations can begin immediately once the centre opens, key medical specialists have been recruited with The Hospital Research Foundation Group’s funding, which Group CEO Paul Flynn said would help countless Australians impacted by cancer and their families.

“We’re thrilled to be involved with the research institutions and clinical experts who are dedicated to saving and improving lives. These grants have been made possible thanks to the generous support of our donors," Mr Flynn said.

“As the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere, the Australian Bragg Centre for Proton Therapy and Research will provide highly advanced cancer treatment technology that will completely change the cancer treatment landscape as we know it.

“People will travel to Adelaide from all over Australia and beyond to receive proton therapy. We hope the BCCC will also develop programs that will be translated nationally as a member of the National Cancer Centre network.”

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