Australian Cancer Research Foundation

Our mission is to outsmart cancer by providing world-class scientists with the equipment they need to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancer.
ACRF was founded in 1984 by the late Sir Peter Abeles and the late Lady Sonia McMahon. Thanks to our generous supporters, we have awarded 69 grants totaling $136.8 million to world-class Australian research initiatives.
There has been great progress in research into many cancers in the last few years; however, more funds are needed to ensure that researchers have the latest and most sophisticated equipment they need to help end cancer.
The donations we receive go to research with the power to outsmart cancer. Our esteemed Medical Research Advisory Committee ensures that only the most promising cancer research initiatives in Australia receive our funding.