Sustainable bowel cancer funding to expand Australia's research capacity
Bowel cancer has the second highest mortality rate and second highest disease burden of any cancer in Australia.
However, it receives around 40 percent less research funding from the NHMRC compared to breast cancer (2013: $15m v $20m); about a third of the grants and funding provided by Cancer Australia for research and support services given to breast cancer (2013: ~$6m v $16.7m); and about half that for prostate cancer (2013: $11.6m).
To address this inequity in research funding, Bowel Cancer Australia established the Bowel Cancer Research Foundation.
The Bowel Cancer Research Foundation funds research into the causes, prevention and treatment of bowel cancer to benefit us all in the future. While Bowel Cancer Australia is here today supporting, informing and caring for people affected by the disease.