One of the projects being collaboratively funded is that of Associate Professor Geoff McCowage and Dr Kavitha Gowrishankar at the Children’s Cancer Institute in Sydney. After initial collaborative funding of $281,000 from The Kids’ Cancer Project and the Tie Dye Project, their research into CAR T cell therapy for sarcoma has seen some incredibly promising results. Speaking of how important gifts from the public are, Associate Professor Geoff McCowage said:
“With the incredibly generous and committed help of the people like you, more kids are surviving cancer than ever before. It’s truly heartening to know that the community are standing alongside scientists like us as we strive to save more kids from cancer."
Their initial data has now seen the team successfully achieve an incredible grant of $2.29 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), funding that will push their lifesaving research into a phase 1 clinical trial.