Lung cancer research and treatment is set to be revolutionised with the opening of a world-first specialist centre and research network at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Sydney. The Centre for Lung Cancer Research will be Australia’s first centre dedicated to understanding and treating the disease, offering high-tech facilities to promote large translational research programs within the field.
PARTNERING FOR A CURE
The Woolcock Institute will be home to the Lung Cancer Research Network, a team of world-class researchers from over 20 hospitals, research centres, universities and organisations who are united in the goal to better understand, treat and prevent this killer disease. The specialists come together to share data and launch large multidisciplinary projects to rapidly progress avenues of research.
The Centre’s data centre and bio-bank give these lung cancer researchers access to unprecedented quantities of valuable cells, de-identified patient information and fresh experimental results in the areas of molecular biology and drug discovery.