The Mark Hughes Foundation raises much needed funds to promote brain cancer research, heighten awareness and support brain cancer patients and their families.
Established by Mark and Kirralee Hughes following Mark’s diagnosis with brain cancer in 2013, the Mark Hughes Foundation research is facilitated through the Hunter Medical Research Institute who convene an expert scientific panel to allocate funds in alignment with national brain cancer research strategies.
Mark is a well-known and highly respected former Newcastle Knights Rugby League player, business and community identity. He continues his fight against brain cancer.
Already, the Foundation has contributed to:
- A Brain Cancer Biobank at HMRI
- Various Travel Grants to allow brain cancer researchers attend international conferences to present their work and establish important research collaborations
- A dedicated Brain Cancer Care Nurse at John Hunter Hospital
- Communal brain cancer research register with Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia
By raising money specifically for brain cancer research, awareness and support, the Mark Hughes Foundation is looking forward to a future where brain cancer patients have much improved treatments and positive long term health outcomes.
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