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Research award for Beaconhills

8 July 2020
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Beaconhills College now has another Cancer Council Victoria research award thanks to fundraising efforts at the Cardinia Relay for Life event earlier this year.

The Beacon of Hope Research Award will support research into leukaemia and lymphoma. The Beacon of Hope team raised more than $11,000, with Year 10 student Chelsea Scott donating more than $1000.

Chelsea was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma this year, but after months of treatment has just learned she is in remission. Wonderful news for Chelsea!

The Cancer Council has given us a list of some the projects this award will help fund.

Dr Ashley Ng, Dr Kira Behrens, Prof Warren Alexander, Dr Rebecca Feltham, Prof John Silke and Dr David Komander,

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Drugging Undruggable Targets in Ph+ B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (2020 -2022)

Prof Richard Pearson
University of Melbourne
Combinatorial targeting of cellular “housekeeping” processes to treat cancer (2020 -2022)

Dr Lev Kats, Prof Ricky Johnstone
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Development of new targeted therapies for acute myeloid leukaemia (2019-2021)

Dr Donia Moujalled
Monash University
New treatments for Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (2018-2020)

Prof David Ritchie, Dr Nicholas Huntington
The University of Melbourne
Inhibiting immune cell function to improve stem cell transplant outcomes in leukaemia (2018-2020)

Beaconhills students earlier this year getting ready for the Cardinia Relay for Life

Beaconhills students earlier this year getting ready for the Cardinia Relay for Life



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