The ACRF Centre for Imaging the Tumour Environment is a state of the art imaging centre to understand how and why tumours corrupt the normal cells of their immediate environment.

The Australian Cancer Research Foundation awarded the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute $2million to establish this centre.  The centre enables ONJCRI and La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science to extend its ground- breaking work and accelerate the transition of laboratory results into cancer treatments that will benefit all Australian Cancer patients.

Prof Matthias Ernst, Scientific Director of ONJCRI and Head of the La Trobe University School of Cancer Medicine says:

“This new centre will allow us to look at the environment in which cancer cells and tumours grow, giving us the information we need to develop effective, targeted antic-cancer therapies”

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