In 2015 Avner’s Foundation funded a surgical workshop that brought together medical experts from around Australia, including surgeons, medical oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and gastroenterologists.
The American Cancer Society has published its "Cancer Statistics, 2016" report on Cancer in the US. It showed encouraging news for Pancreatic Cancer sufferers and their families with the 5-year survival rate for the disease increasing from 7% to 8%.
Woolworths held their Charity Golf event to raise money for Avner’s Foundation on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th September at Cumberland Country Golf Club (Sydney). Woolworths has received fantastic feedback from suppliers and staff who really enjoyed the event.
Dr Paul Timpson of Sydney’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research, co-led the research alongside Professor Kurt Anderson of the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, UK. The biosensor mouse makes it possible to look in real time at a primary tumour before it has start to spread and researchers can see at a molecular lever when cells have started to unzip – a sign that the cancer is about to spread to other parts of the body.
The PGA of Australia selected Avner’s Foundation to be the official charity of the Australian PGA Championship for the second year in a row. The Championship reached more than 500 million viewers globally due to a new broadcast agreement with the European Tour through Europe, Asia and the US. This provided an enormous opportunity to increase the awareness of Pancreatic Cancer and Avner’s Foundation.
The fourth annual Adelaide walk was held on a beautiful spring morning at Grange Jetty Reserve. It was the first of a number of events for the Foundation held in November, which is internationally recognised as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month. Many dressed up in some very creative outfits in purple, the colour of the disease, and it was a beautiful sight seeing the stream of purple-dressed people along the esplanade and Henley Beach.
A hot steamy morning was no match for the 208 Queenslanders who supported our fourth Brisbane “Put Your Foot Down” walk. Thankfully the wild hailstone storm that passed through Brisbane in the afternoon didn’t hit during the morning!