Teaming up to save and improve the lives of everyone affected by brain cancer

The Mark Hughes Foundation Centre for Brain Cancer Research is committed to finding a cure and improving the lives of those affected by brain cancer.

Our transformative research brings together experts working at the forefront of their fields. We aim to advance brain cancer research and achieve the greatest impact for brain cancer patients and their families.

Survival rates for patients with brain cancer have not improved in 30 years. We are acting now, teaming up to find a cure and give hope to everyone affected by brain cancer.

<40 Brain cancer kills more Australians under 40 than any other cancer
2 in 10 Only 2 in 10 people diagnosed with brain cancer will survive at least 5 years
1,500 Approximately 1,500 Australians die of brain cancer each year
<5% Brain cancer receives less than 5% of all federal government cancer research funding

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Mark Hughes’ fighting spirit reaches far beyond the rugby league field.

Committed to finding a cure

The Mark Hughes Foundation has teamed up with the University of Newcastle to tackle brain cancer. Together they have established the Mark Hughes Foundation Centre for Brain Cancer Research, located right here in the Hunter.

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Research

Research

By taking a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach, the MHF Centre for Brain Cancer Research encompasses discovery and clinical research for brain cancer. This is supported by cross-cutting research themes to ensure an integrated approach and rapid translation to clinical practice.

Funding

Funding

Since its formation in May 2014, the Mark Hughes Foundation has provided much needed funding for brain cancer research through its innovation grants.

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Teaming up to tackle brain cancer

Teaming up to tackle brain cancer

The Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) has committed $7.5 million to fund a dedicated brain cancer team to drive critical research, education and health care improvements for brain cancer patients and their families.

Mark Hughes Foundation makes $7.5 million commitment to accelerating brain cancer research

Mark Hughes Foundation makes $7.5 million commitment to accelerating brain cancer research

The Mark Hughes Foundation has announced a $7.5 million, five-year philanthropic commitment to the University of Newcastle.

Nervous tissue growth factors promote aggressive cancers

Nervous tissue growth factors promote aggressive cancers

Researchers from the University of Newcastle and Hunter Cancer Research Alliance are discovering exciting new avenues for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer using the knowledge that nerve cells act to fuel cancer growth.

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Mark Hughes Foundation awards innovation in brain cancer

Mark Hughes Foundation awards innovation in brain cancer

Five highly innovative brain cancer research projects have received over $725,000 in funding from the Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) following a nationwide call-out and scientific review by experts in the field.

New Research Fellowship dedicated to brain cancer

New Research Fellowship dedicated to brain cancer

Nationally-renowned radiation oncologist Dr Mike Fay has been named the inaugural recipient of a HMRI Research Fellowship dedicated to brain cancer.

Brain cancer studies to become a reality after show support

Brain cancer studies to become a reality after show support

Brain cancer researchers in Newcastle say that a six-figure funding windfall resulting from Paul Harragon’s appearance on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here wil

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