The Australian Animal Cancer Foundation supports scientific research into cancer in companion animals such as dogs and cats. It funds equipment and expertise to treat animals with pre-existing cancer, simultaneously documenting valuable clinical information to help uncover the mysteries of cancer in both animals and humans. Importantly, The Foundation provides for clinical trials ethically evaluating new treatments for animals with cancer ultimately translating fundamental scientific research from the laboratory bench to the pet and to the bedside of human cancer patients. The Foundation also supports the education and training of research scientists, veterinarians and students.

History of the Australian Animal Cancer Foundation

The Australian Animal Cancer Foundation was established in 2004 to fund a dedicated radiation therapy facility for pets with cancer. This goal was achieved in November 2007 when a 6 MV Siemens linear accelerator was commissioned at Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre. This was the first high energy radiation therapy unit dedicated to animal use in the Southern Hemisphere.

By treating pets with cancer using external beam radiation therapy, the Foundation helps animals while simultaneously supporting exciting investigational studies to advance knowledge of cancer management in animals as well as people.

The Foundation has gone on to also fund additional cancer treating equipment and multiple research studies.

There is nothing more rewarding than being able to say to a pet owner that their much loved companion is going to be okay because we were able to successfully treat their cancer. 

Unfortunately we can't always say that, but we believe one day we will be able to. That day will be made possible because of the support given to places like the Australian Animal Cancer Foundation.

DR ROD STRAW
DR ROD STRAW
Chairman of Australian Animal Cancer Foundation
CHARLES LAROSA
CHARLES LAROSA
Director of Australian Animal Cancer Foundation
LEE MCLEAN
LEE MCLEAN
Director of Australian Animal Cancer Foundation
KRIS MARTIN
KRIS MARTIN
Director of Australian Animal Cancer Foundation

Rod 1105 2cThere is nothing more rewarding than being able to say to a pet owner that their much loved companion is going to be okay because we were able to successfully treat their cancer. 

Unfortunately we can't always say that, but I believe one day we will be able to. That day will be made possible because of the support given to places like the Australian Animal Cancer Foundation.

I am thrilled and inspired by the energy and generosity of our donors and volunteers. The enthusiasm with which they pitch in to help our quest to cure cancer is wonderful. Through the Foundation we were able to purchase equipment not found anywhere else in the southern hemisphere, and use that equipment to deliver wonderful, effective treatments and perform scientific research which is of value all over the world.

What is even more exciting is how our research translates to the work being done to cure cancer in humans, and how quickly one cure will follow the other.

Thank you to all who have contributed to the Australian Animal Cancer Foundation so far. If you are inspired by the courage of the animals we treat, by the dedication of those that love them and by the huge potential we have to make a difference and eliminate cancer, please join our wonderful contributors.

ACNC Registered Charity TickDr Rod Straw

Chairman of the Australian Animal Cancer Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

Helping the AACF

Australian Animal Cancer Foundation is a not for profit research charity dedicated to fighting cancer and finding a cure for cancer. Our pets may hold the answers allowing cancer cures in people and our beloved pets. The goal is to find these answers.