Flinders Foundation supports the leading clinicians and researchers across Flinders Medical Centre, Noarlunga Hospital, the Repat Health Precinct and Flinders University to prevent, cure and care across a range of diseases and illnesses – including cancer.
Each year more than 2,500 South Australians are diagnosed with cancer at Flinders, and the hospital provides more than 30,000 appointments for people with cancer.
By working together with organisations such as the Dry July Foundation, and generous individuals and fundraisers in our community, Flinders Foundation
This support includes opening the $30 million Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer in 2012. This unique centre combines compassionate care, world leading research and a comprehensive support programs for people living with cancer, all under the same roof.
Flinders Foundation also provides grants that help researchers get novel ideas into the laboratory, work on ways to prevent and screen for cancer, and rid people of the disease once they have it.
In February 2020, Flinders Foundation worked in partnership with Dry July to open a new Cancer Wellness Centre on the ground floor of the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer to provide a range of services to help patients and their families cope with the effects of cancer.
The cancer wellness program focuses on the emotional, practical and physical concerns which cancer can often have, and includes support and advice about exercise, diet, finances, health information, support groups and much more.
But there’s still a long way to go. You can help bring us closer by signing up for Dry July and raising funds for Flinders Foundation.
This year, your support will help purchase a fibroscan - vital equipment which allows a non-invasive way of assessing the amount of fibrosis or scarring in a liver, without the need for an invasive liver biopsy.
The amount of fibrosis is a critical risk factor for liver cancer – the more fibrosis, the greater the risk of cancer.
By detecting liver issues earlier through a fibroscan, more immediate intervention and treatments can be initiated which will lead to better patient outcomes.
Please help those at risk of liver cancer and sign up for Dry July to help bring a fibroscan to Flinders.
Thank you for your support.