How You’re Helping

Cancer – it’s the word you never want to hear!

In a split second, it can bring your whole world crashing down, impacting those you love the most.

Chances are you’ve been touched by it in some way – a friend, a family member or even personally.

Your Longest Table raises much needed funds for cancer research through The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) to find new ways to prevent, treat and cure this heartbreaking disease – to #forkcancer.

Your Impact

Together, we can feed hope for a future free from cancer!

Your support will help our researchers make progress in…

  • understanding why patients with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer (the most common form of the disease) develop therapy resistance
  • understanding why high levels of a certain protein contributes to a poor prognosis for prostate cancer patients
  • determining whether a group of immune cells will help predict whether a patient’s bowel cancer is likely to spread
  • testing a new t-cell therapy for glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer
  • understanding the role of a particular protein in lung cancer which can increase therapy resistance and poor prognosis
  • developing a new treatment for Myelofibrosis, a form of blood cancer

Every dollar raised helps to save lives from cancer


Can help fund vital lab equipment for our breast and prostate cancer prevention and treatment research teams.


Can help support a PhD student working on vital breast, prostate and bowel cancer research projects.


Will help enable more personalised treatments for breast & prostate cancer.


Can help our researchers explore new treatments and find a way of stopping the spread of the most common blood cancers including leukaemia and lymphoma.


Can help fund the development of a gel that uses our own immune system to fight inoperable breast, prostate and brain cancer tumours.


Will help investigate if a group of immune cells could be a key target to predict if a patient’s bowel cancer is likely to spread.


Will provide vital funds to ensure a project looking to understand the growth and development of lymphatic vessels, commonly used as a “highway” for cancer cells to spread through a patient’s body can continue.


Can support vital research into developing the first targeted treatment for triple negative breast cancer, the most aggressive type affecting women with no current targeted treatment available.


Can provide vital funds to support research projects dedicated to better understanding and treatment for breast, prostate, bowel and brain cancer.

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.

For every $1 raised at your Longest Table, THRF provides over $5 in grants to lifesaving cancer research and patient care. This is because THRF’s administration costs are covered by its commercial business activities (such as its lottery program). You can feel proud knowing the money you raise makes an even bigger impact to help save lives from cancer!

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

Your support is helping to #forkcancer!

Dr Kevin Fenix

“Our research is working towards determining how likely it is for a patient’s bowel cancer to spread to other parts of the body. These findings are essential to developing new lifesaving treatments for people living with this heartbreaking disease.”

Dr Kevin Fenix
THRF Early Career Fellow, Basil Hetzel Institute

Become a host and together we’ll #forkcancer