In light of World Cancer Day, the government has revealed that the fight against the disease will be given a $10.6 million boost in new funding for 38 research grants.
Minister for health Tanya Plibersek said that cancer continues to have a "significant impact" on the community, with one in two men and one in three women being diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime in Australia.
"It is important that there continues to be targeted investment in cancer research aimed at reducing the impact of the disease and improving the quality of life and outcomes for patients," said Ms Plibersek.
"Many of the successful recipients are at the forefront of cancer research in this country and their research provides hope for everyone affected by cancer."
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Ms Plibersek said that the successful recipients of the grants reflect Cancer Australia's current research priority areas such as the prevention of cancer, early detection, improving screening programs, and the application of emerging new treatments and technologies among others.