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Media Release: Phase One of Cabrini Cancer Institute opened by the Federal Minister for Health



Phase One of Cabrini Health’s state-of-the-art cancer institute was officially opened by the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt today.

Based at the Malvern Hospital, the *Cabrini Cancer Institute*[] will be dedicated to advancing translational cancer research by bringing all aspects of cancer research together; and expanding clinical trials and exercise programs for cancer patients.

*Quotes from Chief Executive Sue Williams*

‘Cancer is a leading cause of death in Australia, with upwards of 90 new diagnoses each day. In Victoria alone, nearly half of cancers diagnosed are in people over the age of 70.’

‘The Cabrini Cancer Institute brings cancer research and services together under one roof, ensuring better research through improved treatment and data flow for cancer patients.’

‘The new centre means patients will have greater access to the latest in clinical research trials, exercise research into cancer; and an exercise and wellness centre, dedicated to delivering programs to improve health outcomes for patients.’

*Quotes from Professor Gary Richardson*

‘The development of an integrated centre for cancer research will not only create an environment for discovery, it will:
allow more sophisticated clinical data analysis; support clinicians in their research streams; foster a multidisciplinary training ground for future Cancer clinicians across all healthcare disciplines; and above all, bring patients and researchers together face to face.
‘Clinical research has established exercise as a safe and effective intervention to counteract many of the adverse physical and psychological effects of cancer and its treatment.’

‘The exercise centre will embed world best research into the development and evaluation of its programs in the treatment and recovery of Cancer’.

‘From the benchtop to bedside our research will be focused on personalised care’

The Cabrini Cancer Institute has been funded in part by the Australian Government through the Community Health and Hospitals Program.

*About **Cabrini Cancer Services*

As one of the largest private providers in Victoria, Cabrini is a leader in comprehensive cancer care; offering rapid access to experienced specialists, diagnosis and the full spectrum of cancer services. The Cabrini Cancer Institute will offer increased access to clinical trials and cutting-edge exercise research to continue to ensure new treatments and programs will be developed for the next generation.

*Media enquiries*
Craig Bosworth Strategy and Marketing 0409356455 **[]