Lowy Cancer Research Centre Celebrates Its Second Year

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Date Published :
Monday, May 28, 2012

The Lowy Cancer Research Centre celebrated the second anniversary of its official opening on Monday 28th May, 2012. The Centre, was opened in 2010 by former Prime Minister, The Hon. Kevin Rudd MP, and a host of dignitaries including the former NSW State Premier, The Hon. Kristina Kenneally MP, The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP,  The Hon. Peter Garrett MP and many others. The Lowy family donated $10 million to the capital campaign to build the $127 million Centre and 6 members of the family attended the opening including Mr Frank Lowy AC.

Over 200 staff and students gathered to celebrate the achievements of the Centre over the past two years. The Director, Professor Phil Hogg, praised the staff  for their ongoing commitment to cancer research in Australia's youngest Cancer Research Centre.

"We have come a long way in 2 short years. The depth and breadth of our cancer research has expanded wonderfully. The Lowy Cancer Research Centre has become a highly collaborative environment, which bodes well for our efforts to combat this disease in kids and adults." Professor Hogg said.

The cake, especially commissioned for the anniversary, was a fully edible scale model of the building and was created by Professor Hogg's wife, Dr Kim Faulkner-Hogg.

The Lowy Cancer Research Centre is a cross-disciplinary team whose work spans the laboratory sciences, clinical practice and health policy. It is one of the largest dedicated cancer research centres in the Southern Hemisphere and the first in Australia to bring adult and childhood cancer research under one roof. 

Contact Name: 
Cristina Kennett
02 9385 8632

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