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Supporting research will keep families together, longer!

Every four minutes an Australian hears the terrifying words “You have cancer”.

Cameron – like far too many Australians – has sat across from his doctor and been told he had cancer. Not just once, but twice. And he’s only 43!

Here at the Centenary Institute, our researchers are dedicated to preventing, treating and curing a range of cancers to protect you and your loved ones. The health and wellbeing of millions of people depends upon continual medical advances.

Having recovered from bowel cancer in 2012, then throat cancer in 2019, Cameron knows he is a prime candidate for developing cancer for a third time. With a long history of cancer in his family, at age 28, Cameron was tested for the inherited cancer gene. It came back positive.

While he doesn’t want to dwell on it, he does fear what his future may hold.

Many diseases and conditions that affect human health have been cured or overcome as a result of medical research. Just a decade ago things that seemed impossible have since been discovered.

While we have already made many life-saving discoveries there is still so much we do not know. This challenge needs immense support, innovation and persistence.

Cameron fears he will pass on the inherited cancer gene to his new born daughter. Donate today so we can find new and better ways to prevent, detect and treat cancers and keep families like Cameron’s with their loved ones longer.