RVA was in Sydney recently for the announcement of the successful recipients of the recent Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) round targeting rare cancers and rare diseases. The Government awarded $26m in funding, double the $13m originally announced. This is an important investment into research for a number of rare diseases and cancers including Huntington’s Disease, cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis and brain cancer.
The Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, said he wants Australia to be “at the forefront of treating and beating rare diseases and rare cancers.”
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