WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
THE CONNIE JOHNSON BREAST CANCER RESEARCH LABORATORY
2013 - extant
The Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Assoc. Prof. Elgene Lim & Assoc. Prof. Alex Swarbrick
The Connie Johnson Laboratory performs clinically focused laboratory research, aiming to better understand the heterogeneity in breast cancer, and identifying novel ways to treat breast cancer.
Patients are key partners in this endeavour, and Assoc. Prof. Elgene Lim and Assoc. Prof. Alex Swarbrick engage patients to donate a sample of their tumour tissue to be used for research. The grant is directed, in the first instance, toward establishing the necessary infrastructure to maximise patient-centric research, broadly called Project SHARE (Specimens Help All Research Efforts). The grant will also be used to expand the Cancer Sampling Program for autopsies on patients who have died from advanced breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancers. Finally, the grant will establish Clinical Trials Connect, a digital platform to help cancer patients navigate current clinical trials and to connect patients with researchers.