The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute’s (ONJCRI) vision is to achieve high impact, innovative basic discovery and translational cancer research focussed on the clinical targeting of cancer.
Officially launched in September 2014 as successor to the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Melbourne Branch, ONJCRI is an independent not-for-profit medical research institute embedded within the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre, Austin Health located in eastern Melbourne. Through its affiliation with La Trobe University, the La Trobe School of Cancer Medicine is based at the Institute.The strategic co-location of state-of-the-art research laboratories and research-training within a clinical environment enables clinicians and researchers to work together to integrate clinical medicine with basic and translational cancer research for the ultimate benefit of cancer patients.
Principal research areas
- Cancer and Inflammation
- Tumour Targeting
- Oncogenic Transcription
- Cancer Immunobiology
- Translational Genomics and Epigenomics
Image caption: The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI) in Melbourne, Victoria.
Image credit: ONJCRI