A community of ideas and innovation.
Based on 2010 statistics, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women are at risk of developing cancer before the age of 85.* In 2012, more than 43,000 Australians died from cancer, with blood cancers accounting for 20% of these deaths. While there are many risk factors including gender, age, lifestyle, exercise and genetics, a collaborative and holistic approach to cancer and health research is the key to improving treatments and finding possible cures.
In mid-2015, UniSA began building a new $247m health and research facility to support a collaborative and holistic approach to health research. The new University of South Australia Cancer Research Institute opened in 2018, and is an integral part of Adelaide’s BioMed City on North Terrace, opening up a number of new cancer research, teaching and community engagement opportunities.
In 2013 UniSA launched its long-term strategic plan, Crossing the Horizon, including a commitment to be a prominent contributor in Adelaide’s BioMed City. This UniSA Cancer Research Institute delivers on this commitment, and will be home to our advanced cancer research, pharmacy teaching, and the community focused MOD., and the Innovation & Collaboration Centre.
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