Supporting people in hospitals across South Australia through vital health and medical research and improved patient care.
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Supports research into the detection, management and treatment of breast cancer.
Funds vital medical research into the detection and treatment of prostate cancer, as well as preventing the metastatic spread of the disease.
We are passionate and determined to improve heart health and beat heart disease through advances in knowledge and research.
Our aim is to reduce and ultimately eliminate the high incidence of chronic kidney disease and diabetes in Australia and around the world.
Supports health and wellbeing research for veterans, emergency service personnel and their families.
Driving collaboration, innovation and research to develop best-practice arts, design and health programs.
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The Hospital Research Foundation is proud to announce its inaugural Translational Grant Round at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) is now open for applications.
Head of the Cell Signalling Laboratory at the Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB), Associate Professor Yeesim Khew-Goodall is leading a crucial research project focused on overcoming resistance to cancer therapy, particularly in triple negative breast cancer. read more
Can you imagine being diagnosed with a type of cancer that has no targeted treatments? This could change thanks to researchers at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI) who are working hard to investigate possible treatments for triple negative breast cancer. read more
World-first research is underway at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI) focusing on using our own immune system to fight solid cancers such as breast cancer with potential for other cancers. read more
Did you know there is currently no cure worldwide for short bowel syndrome? Dramatically impacting quality of life, people living with the syndrome are unable to absorb the vital nutrients we rely on every day from our food. read more
It’s inevitable that at some point in all our lives we’ll end up in hospital, which is why The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) is dedicated to ensuring you and your loved ones receive the best care available to you during your stay. read more
An exciting study is underway that could potentially lead to new treatments for metastatic prostate cancer (cancer that spreads around the body) at the Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB). read more
The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) in partnership with affiliate Kidney, Transplant & Diabetes Research Australia (KTDRA) is thrilled to direct $330,000 to ensure six more pancreatic islet auto-transplants can take place at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), saving the lives of people living with severe and hereditary pancreatitis. read more
According to the World Health Organisation, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will become the third leading cause of death worldwide by the year 2020. read more
Thanks to the incredible generosity of one of our very special donors, Dr Margaret Elcombe, our researchers have been awarded the Elcombe Pre-Clinical Project Grant to pursue a promising new treatment avenue for breast cancer that has spread which if successful would be far less toxic than current treatments. read more