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Gekko Systems shows its support for Ballarat Cancer Research Centre

Gekko Systems shows its support for Ballarat Cancer Research Centre

Gekko Systems | 01 August 2012

Gekko Systems is delighted to become a partner of the Ballarat Cancer Research Centre (BCRC), having today signed a three-year partnership to support the centres research and development

Gekko Systems is delighted to become a partner of the Ballarat Cancer Research Centre (BCRC), having today signed a three-year partnership to support the centres research and development program.  

Gekko Systems shows its support for Ballarat Cancer Research Centre
Mick Alsop, Corporate Services Manager, and Susan Waters, Technical Services, Gekko Systems, present the cheque to Professor George Kannourakis, Honorary Research Director and Wayne Robinson, Board Director, BCRC.

Firmly entrenched with the international cancer researching framework, BCRC is the leading regional-based centre of its kind in Australia. The laboratory team, lead by Director of Research, Professor George Kannourakis, has developed the world’s first randomised trial relating to the individualised chemotherapy treatments for lung cancer patients. The trial compares the response in patients with standard chemotherapy for inoperable lung cancer to that obtained with individualised chemotherapy based on the laboratory assay. This trial aims to help scientists and doctors tailor an ‘ideal’ chemotherapy approach to each patient based on their own individual ‘unique disease’ and genetic make-up. BCRC are also in the process of expanding this trial to other centres in Victoria.

Given the research efforts of the centre relies on the goodwill and financial support of the Ballarat and wider community, Gekko is proud to be able to offer their support and partnership with the BCRC

Mick Alsop, Corporate Services Manager, Gekko Systems, says “Given the research efforts of the centre relies on the goodwill and financial support of the Ballarat and wider community, Gekko is proud to be able to offer their support and partnership with the BCRC”.

As well as providing direct employment and support for local producers through materials purchasing, Gekko is a dynamic community participant through its support of the Ballarat Kids Foundation; the Annual Variety Club Car Bash; Yuille Park Community College; Metallurgy Award and Masters of Business Management Award at the University of Ballarat; and sponsorship of a number of local fundraising events.

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