How You’re Helping

Cancer is one of our deadliest enemies with 50,000 people losing their life to the disease each year. Frighteningly, one in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85.
Chances are you’ve been touched by it some way – a friend, a family member or even personally.
Our researchers are fighting hard to change these alarming statistics, but only with your help!

By hosting a Longest Table, you’ll help our researchers continue their fight against many different cancers:

  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Bowel (colorectal) cancer
  • Leukaemia
  • Neuroendocrine cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Cancers of the stomach (bowel, ovaries, liver, oesophagus, pancreas)
  • Melanoma
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Cancer treating equipment

Your Impact

Your support will help make progress in…

  • Understanding ways to slow, stop or even reverse the effects of a newly-found compression force which is experienced by rapidly growing breast cancer cells pushing against the walls of the milk duct.
  • Testing a new treatment strategy that aims to rehabilitate, rather than abolish the offending hormone receptors that drive prostate cancer, changing them from tumour promoting to benign
  • Investigation into a group of immune cells that could be a key target to help predict if bowel cancer is likely to spread.
  • Identifying mutations in two genes which may contribute to leukaemia development and help inform clinical decisions about selecting the right donor bone marrow
  • Clinical testing for a new CAR T-cell therapy for patients with aggressive brain cancers

Every dollar raised helps in the fight against cancer


Can help fund vital lab equipment needed by our cancer researchers


Assists with the purchase of specialised chemotherapy chairs for regional public hospitals to help cancer patients be more comfortable while receiving debilitating chemotherapy.


Helps address the unmet needs of newly-diagnosed cancer patients at Flinders Medical Centre through the rollout of an online screening tool to assist with the screening and triage of cancer patients.


Contributes to the last stage of testing for a new breakthrough treatment for incurable childhood brain cancer, so that a world-first clinical trial can be offered to children as early as next year.


Helps fund a specialist’s time to interpret genome sequencing in cancer cells, to better identify genetic trends for families or genetic targets to fight cancer.


Offers a revolutionary new chemotherapy delivery system for hard-to-treat abdominal cancers at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital – the only place in Australia to offer this treatment for bowel, ovarian, stomach, pancreas and other types of cancer.


Continues pioneering research that uses a patient’s own immune system to fight advanced breast cancer, including the development of a non-invasive gel filled with cancer-fighting T-cells to be applied directly to a tumour site.


Will progress research testing a new treatment strategy that aims to rehabilitate, rather than abolish the offending hormone receptors that drive breast and prostate cancer, changing them from tumour-promoting to benign


Can provide vital funds to support research projects dedicated to better understanding and treatments for a number of cancers.

Funds you raise will support vital cancer research through The Hospital Research Foundation Group

With your support, The Longest Table raises much needed funds for cancer research through The Hospital Research Foundation Group (THRFG) to find new ways to prevent, treat and cure this heartbreaking disease.

Since its inception, The Longest Table has raised over 1.3 million dollars for cancer research, but we can’t stop there! For each project funded by THRF Group, there are sadly many more that miss out. In fact, last year alone, 37 worthy cancer research project applications totalling $4.8 million in funding were unable to secure vital support through THRF Group.

Your support of The Longest Table will help us fund more much-needed cancer projects, and improve and save more lives from cancer sooner!

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Your support aids the fight!

Dr Kevin Fenix

Thank you!


Helen-Palethorpe | Centre for Cancer Biology


It is my hope that one day our research will lead to novel treatments that will prevent deaths from this devastating disease.

Read Helen’s research