Funding for cancer research
The Li Ka Shing Foundation has invested $US3 million to support precision oncology research (specifically in upper gastro-intestinal cancers), as well as a clinical knowledge exchange program between the University of Melbourne and China’s Shantou University Medical College.
The latter will bring together specialists at the University’s Centre for Cancer Research and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre and Shantou’s Affiliated Cancer Hospital, in Guandong Province.
The Foundation is a very significant donor to health and education programs worldwide. This investment marks its first donation to an Australian university.