The minister for health and minister for medical research Jillian Skinner has announced that the NSW government will put a $3.6 million investment into cancer research.
The recipients of 12 infrastructure grants were announced on October 23, with $1 million going toward the Kids Cancer Alliance which will help 'pave the way' in new cancer treatments for children.
"More than 600 Australian children are diagnosed with cancer each year. It has never been more important for researchers across NSW to work together and share knowledge in order to make a difference in the lives of children diagnosed with this terrible disease," said Mrs Skinner.
"These grants will enable the next generation of DNA sequencing to identify how cancer develops. They will change the way researchers use cancer tissue bio banks and ultimately improve cancer outcomes for patients and save lives."
Westmead Millennium Institute, the Bosch Institute and Sydney Catalyst are some of the other recipients of the infrastructure grants announced by Mrs Skinner.
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