For those diagnosed, survival rates have not improved much over the last 30 years.
Carrie Bickmore, along with countless other advocates, has worked tirelessly to raise awareness and funds to give brain cancer patients hope.
On Tuesday, Carrie launched The Brain Cancer Centre that was founded by Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer, in partnership with Walter and Eliza Hall.
The Centre will be a world-renowned research institute that has been making discoveries for 100 years and work as a collaborative initiative to end brain cancer as a terminal illness.
So far, $40 million has been secured in funding through beanie sales, grants and collaborations with research institutes, and the Brain Cancer Mission.
The Victorian State Government is funding one of the centre’s first projects, which will be a new model for brain cancer clinical trials that’ll provide hope for more Victorian patients.
For more information head here: https://www.thebraincancercentre.org.au/