How you’re helping

During the time you have your friends over for dinner 61 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer.

Cancer is one of the most heartbreaking diseases affecting Australian families. With your support, we are finding better treatments and ultimately a cure for common cancers like breast cancer, prostate cancer, bowel cancer, skin cancer, ovarian cancer, oesophageal cancer and many more.

We’ve all been touched by the big C. By hosting a The Longest Table you are helping save lives of your own family and friends from cancer.

A World-First Clinical Trial to #forkcancer

Your dinner with friends is truly making a difference supporting research such as a world-first clinical trial for patients with advanced melanoma, the most heartbreaking form of skin cancer.

Can you imagine if your own immune system could fight cancer?! Medical Oncologist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) and Centre for Cancer Biology Professor Michael Brown is tackling this idea head on, testing a new therapy in six patients with melanoma that as spread through the body.

This exciting research is re-training the immune system to attack and destroy advanced melanoma by personalising treatments for each patient in the trial using their own T Cells (a type of white blood cell).

With your support, this trial can continue and even has the potential to progress to other areas of cancer such as sarcoma and lung cancer. Let’s save lives!

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Professor Michael Brown

Your Impact

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Your support is helping our research teams prevent and limit the spread of prostate cancer & breast cancer.

Read more about an exciting prostate cancer research project which aims to help quickly identify life-threatening cases of prostate cancer, and determine the best therapy for patients on a personalised basis.

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You are helping our researchers combat skin cancer in a project focused on re-training our immune system to attack and destroy advanced melanoma through personalised treatments.

Vital research is improving survival for people with advanced melanoma, and you can read more about it here.

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You are helping our researchers find out why the rates of bowel cancer are on the rise in young people, and save lives through early diagnosis.

Our researchers are also making exciting progress in developing a non invasive blood test to screen for bowel cancer, which is improving survival rates. Learn more about this research here. 

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Your support will help find new treatments for cancers in women, such as ovarian cancer and breast cancer.

Research underway in the Cell Signalling Laboratory at the Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB) is looking at ways to stop breast cancer spreading to other parts of the body to ultimately stop more women losing their life to this devastating disease. Read more here.

100% of the funds you raise will support cancer research through:

The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) is finding cures and improving care for everyday Australians by supporting research into a variety of diseases and illnesses; cancer research is a major focus.

Here you can read more about the amazing research currently underway in the labs as well as how medical research has improved the lives of the many hosts who have chosen to #forkcancer.

The Hospital Research Foundation beneficiary The Longest Table

thank you for helping to #forkcancer

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