Navigation Links
Queensland businessman is 'one in a million'
Date:2/6/2008

A retiring Queensland businessman has given the 18,700 Australians diagnosed with prostate cancer each year hope for a new treatment by donating $1 million to a Brisbane research project .

The money was donated to the Mater Medical Research Institute (MMRI), where researchers are trialling a world-first therapeutic vaccine which aims to stimulate the immune system to fight prostate cancer.

Professor Hart, Director of the MMRI, said the donation could potentially change the lives of the one in nine Australian men who will be diagnosed with this disease in their lifetime.

The body contains specialised white blood cells, called dendritic cells (DC), which initiate an immune response, Professor Hart said.

These cells direct the bodys fight against invaders like bacteria or foreign bodies but they dont always work effectively against cancer. Our work aims to trigger the immune system to kick in and destroy the prostate cancer and has the potential to revolutionise the treatment of other cancers down the track.

Prof Hart said on average research institutes only received around twenty per cent of the funding they applied for from the Federal Government.

We rely more heavily on donations and corporate support to help progress our research than many people realise and this donation will make a huge difference by enabling us to finish this phase of the trial and fast-track future trials.

Gold Coast based engineer Vince Rehbein made the $1 million donation.

Its frightening to think that 32 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every single day in Australia, Mr Rehbein said.

I would like to see the awareness of prostate cancer, and the wonderful work thats being done by Professor Hart and his team at the MMRI, significantly increased within our community.

The trial was kick-started with a $1 million donation by Brisbane businessman, Bill Siganto in 2003.

Bills donation
'/>"/>

Contact: Marnie Nichols
mnichols@mmri.mater.org.au
61-731-632-433
Research Australia
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Fluoridated water for Queensland ... at last
2. HHS Announces $75 Million in Supplemental Funding to States for Pandemic Flu Preparedness
3. AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: Number of Uninsured Americans Grows to 47 Million
4. Majority of 2.4 Million U.S. Children With ADHD Not Diagnosed or Consistently Treated, According to New Gold Standard Study by Cincinnati Childrens Researchers
5. 1.5 million children could be saved
6. The Philadelphia Walk Now for Autism Expected to Draw 10,000 Walkers and Raise $1 Million to Help Find Answers About the Nations Fastest-Growing Developmental Disorder
7. UVa researcher awarded $3.6 million grant to fight drug-resistant bacteria
8. EaglePicher Corporation Completes Transaction to Sell EaglePicher Boron, LLC to Ceradyne, Inc. for $69 Million
9. R. P. Simmons Family Foundation Pledges $2 Million for New Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Campus
10. £5 million investment in personalized medicines to cut patient deaths
11. Keane Wins $1 Million Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Implementation at New Jersey-Based Acute Care Facility
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/20/2014)... Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, ... cancer cells grow may help doctors diagnose and treat the ... investigators have found that the deadliest skin cancers occur most ... a long history of sun exposure. These lesions also ... Rapid cell growth -- called "high mitotic rate" -- ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... common approach to treating kidney failure by removing waste ... for people who suddenly developed the condition, in an ... School of Medicine. , Their findings, published online in ... an aggressive method that is standardly used for people ... benefit to the patient. , "Our findings question the ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... NEW YORK, NY (August 20, 2014) Research from ... a critical role in stomach cancer growth and that ... be an effective treatment for the disease. The study ... MD, in collaboration with Duan Chen, MD, PhD, in ... Science Translational Medicine . , "Scientists have long observed ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 20, 2014 The non-small cell lung ... in the offing across the top 8 developed nations, ... to around USD 8 billion by 2020-end, posting a ... is projected to be driven by innovative therapies entering ... lacking efficient treatment, unlike the non-squamous segment. Thus, patients ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 The main ... 12 per diode panel band perfect spectrum that encompasses the ... most likely to use during photosynthesis. A key point ... is that they almost exclusively reside between 440-480 on the ... the red side of the spectrum. The KIND LED K3 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:High-Risk Melanomas Often on Head or Neck, Study Finds 2Health News:High-Risk Melanomas Often on Head or Neck, Study Finds 3Health News:Pitt analysis questions use of acute hemodialysis treatment 2Health News:Severing nerves may shrink stomach cancers: Botox injections slow growth of tumors in mice 2Health News:Top 8 Developed Nations NSCLC Market to Grow at CAGR of 6.6% Through 2020, Says GBI Research in Its Report Published at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:Top 8 Developed Nations NSCLC Market to Grow at CAGR of 6.6% Through 2020, Says GBI Research in Its Report Published at MarketPublishers.com 3Health News:Top 8 Developed Nations NSCLC Market to Grow at CAGR of 6.6% Through 2020, Says GBI Research in Its Report Published at MarketPublishers.com 4Health News:Cheap LED Grow Lights Are Quickly Being Replaced by Premium Grow Lights 2
... ... 18 million Americans suffer from heavy snoring, but don’t realize it,s likely a tell-tale sign ... ... Americans suffer from heavy snoring, but don’t realize it may actually be a tell-tale sign ...
... 16 The 15th Annual National Ergonomics Conference ... - 20, will focus on the importance of workplace ergonomics ... topics of return on investment, the aging workforce, and safety ... offices and call centers, industrial, lab, healthcare, and uncontrolled environments ...
... It was found less effective than extended-release niacin, or ... new study raises more questions about ezetimibe (Zetia), a ... statins to lower LDL, or "bad," cholesterol. , The ... June after it was discovered that LDL-cholesterol-lowering Zetia was ...
... modern medicine finds a way to treat a medical condition, ... also have to find ways to get that treatment into ... research from North Carolina State University shows that much more ... hemophilia patients in the developing world, and that the current ...
... SINGAPORE, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Retail sales ... in the first half of 2009 with,total consumption peaking in ... Contact Lens manufacturers. Positive sales,data showing a growth of 14% ... economic recovery that is being led by consumers spending. , ...
... of ketamine users has been published online today in ... Special K) use increasing faster than any other drug ... showing the consequences of repeated ketamine use provides valuable ... the study, researchers from University College London followed 150 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Heavy Snoring Linked To Potentially Life-Threatening Conditions 2Health News:Heavy Snoring Linked To Potentially Life-Threatening Conditions 3Health News:2009 National Ergonomics Conference Opens in Las Vegas November 17 With Hundreds of Industry Leaders in Attendance 2Health News:Study Raises New Questions About Cholesterol Drug Zetia 2Health News:Study Raises New Questions About Cholesterol Drug Zetia 3Health News:Research highlights need to address hemophilia in developing world 2Health News:GfK Asia Reports: Malaysian Contact Lens Market Sees Strong Recovery in Second Half of 2009 2Health News:GfK Asia Reports: Malaysian Contact Lens Market Sees Strong Recovery in Second Half of 2009 3Health News:First ever large-scale study of ketamine users published 2
(Date:8/20/2014)... Aug. 20, 2014 The National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation ... has been successfully treated for a life threatening form ... Anibal R. Gauto , Medical Director of Inpatient Wound Care ... Center in Rancho Mirage, California . ... Dr. John Crew at Seton Hospital in ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... , Aug. 20, 2014 Research and Markets ... of Pralmorelin" report to their offering. ... comprehensive data on Pralmorelin globally and regionally ( Europe ... America , Latin America etc.). ... This report focuses on three primary areas; manufacture ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Research and Markets has ... Wound Care and Closure Market (Types, Applications, End ... Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, ... to their offering. The new ... market (types, applications, end user and geography) - ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Rancho Mirage, California Physician Saves Casino Worker from Deadly 'Flesh Eating Disease' 2Rancho Mirage, California Physician Saves Casino Worker from Deadly 'Flesh Eating Disease' 3Rancho Mirage, California Physician Saves Casino Worker from Deadly 'Flesh Eating Disease' 4Rancho Mirage, California Physician Saves Casino Worker from Deadly 'Flesh Eating Disease' 5Rancho Mirage, California Physician Saves Casino Worker from Deadly 'Flesh Eating Disease' 6Global Market Report of Pralmorelin 2Global Advanced Wound Care and Closure Market (Types, Applications, End User and Geography) - Forecast to 2020 2
... UltraClean Agarose, Molecular Biology Grade, ... separation of nucleic acids. It ... DNA fragments from 0.2 to ... UltraClean Agarose is tested and ...
Inquire...
... Agarose 1000 is specifically formulated for high ... fragments <1000 bp. This standard melting temperature ... little as 10 bp difference in size. ... strong gel structure for better handling and ...
High EEO (-mr) (0.23-0.26), suitable for IEP, Gel point (1.5%): 36 1.5 °C Gel strength (1%): > 750 g/cm2....
Medicine Products: