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A Father’s Fierce Determination to Beat Eczema

At the young age of four months, Robert Kenrick’s daughter Martha was diagnosed with eczema. For Robert, this meant rubbing his daughter’s back for almost an hour at night to help her get to sleep because her skin was so itchy. It meant seeing her fall behind in school as she wasn’t getting the amount of sleep a young child needs. read more

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High-Tech Imaging to Enhance Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

A dedicated and passionate Professor Doug Brooks from the University of South Australia’s School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences is making inroads in prostate cancer research, which has the potential to improve the way men are managed when diagnosed with prostate cancer. read more

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Developing Vaccines Against Viruses to Save Lives

Supported by The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF), Dr Ashish Shrestha’s research aims to develop a universal Hepatitis C virus vaccine and a DNA vaccine to provide effective protection against the Zika virus, currently there are no developed vaccines against either virus. read more

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Adelaide’s Own Global Collaboration to Fight Cancer

Leading cutting-edge research into inflammation in a variety of cancers, Professor Vinay Tergaonkar from Singapore’s Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*Star) joined the Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB) in 2016, a unique new research laboratory collaboration. read more

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Riding for Country Cancer Patients

2017 was another incredibly successful year for Mercer SuperCycle! The dedicated riders, support crew and volunteer committee raised a staggering $405,000 to support country cancer patients and their families through The Hospital Research Foundation’s (THRF) Under Our Roof project. read more