The Christine and Bruce Wilson Centre for Lymphoma Genomics was officially launched yesterday at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne.
The Wilson Centre brings new facilities and expertise for genomics profiling of lymphoma patients. Lymphoma is the most diagnosed blood cancer in Australia, with over 6,000 people expected to be diagnosed in 2017 alone. The Wilson Centre will immediately improve the way lymphoma is detected, diagnosed and treated, making it possible to personalise treatments for patients.
Christine and Bruce Wilson made a significant donation of $5.5 million to the Snowdome Foundation. Through the philanthropy of the Wilson family and the collaboration of the Snowdome Foundation, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the University of Melbourne, the Centre was launched as is expected to analyse at least a 1000 patient samples per year.
Watermark is a foundation supporter of the Snowdome Foundation and congratulates Snowdome and its partners in supporting this innovative initiative to accelerate new therapies and unlock new treatments for blood cancer patients.