Following an announcement today by the Victorian Government, we are delighted to share with you the news that the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre (ONJ Centre) has been granted $18 million to fast-track more research and better treatments.
The funding will mean that more Victorian cancer patients will be able to access the world’s best ‘game-changing’ technology, to target and treat the disease.
$8 million of the package will go towards a new MRI-linear accelerator service that will be the first of its kind in Victoria and the second in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute will also benefit from $10 million to establish a Centre of Research Excellence with a focus on brain cancer. It will also help with the infrastructure and support that researchers need to continue their ground-breaking work fighting cancer.
Olivia joined us at Parliament House in Melbourne today and is delighted with the announcement of the grant that will allow the ONJ Centre to continue saving lives.
“I am overwhelmed, and grateful for the Victorian Government’s investment in the ONJ Centre. This funding will allow the centre to deliver the very best treatments, wellness programs and complimentary therapies, and breakthrough research, all under one roof. I am incredibly proud of the centre and the crucial work it carries out. Every day we take steps to win over cancer and today we have taken a massive leap.”