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Precision Health: Life-changing cancer treatment

At St John of God Foundation, our focus is clear: To improve people’s lives.  We are dedicated to providing transformational healthcare through leading medical research and personalised patient treatment. 

We call this Precision Health.

Precision Health is the Foundation’s primary innovation fund, from which state-of-the-art advancements in medical technology, care and facilities are funded.

If you would like to speak to us about supporting Precision Health for cancer patients, please contact us.

You can create a legacy by leaving a gift in your Will to St John of God Foundation. 

After providing for your loved ones in your Will, you may have the opportunity to reflect on the causes and organisations that are meaningful to you, and consider including a legacy gift. 

Learn more about how you can support the areas of healthcare that are important to you through a gift in your Will. 

Find out more.

Emma and Link

Precision treatment gave Emma hope

Emma English is winning her battle with cancer with support from donor-funded, state-of-the-art cancer diagnostic technology.

Frighteningly, as a 28-year-old, Emma discovered that her colon cancer had spread to her liver, but Emma’s oncologist used the ‘MiSequencer’ to identify the gene sequence of her cancer and provide her with precision treatment to fight the cancer.

Generous donations to the Foundation helped save Emma’s life.

Emma, now 31, has completed treatment and is planning a family with her husband.

Read Emma's amazing story.

Your donation will support advanced treatment options and provide hope to many who are suffering from cancer.

 


Your generosity has already achieved so much.

The Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) device was acquired in early 2020, and was fully funded by generous donations. 

The IORT provides significant benefits to breast cancer patients, including drastically reduced treatment and quicker recovery times, through targeted radiation treatment.

Debra Strauss was the very first private hospital patient in Australia to benefit from the innovative technology in April this year.

Debra Strauss patient

The impact of advanced cancer treatment for Debra

“The benefit, I mean, it’s amazing, I'm so grateful that I can spend more time at home to recover, relax, and spend time with family.

It’s made a real difference for me, and improved my cancer treatment at a time when being with loved ones is more important than ever” - Debra Strauss.

Your tax-deductible donation today will help us support St John of God hospitals to offer the latest in advanced cancer treatment options for patients in our communities.

Read Debra's special message of thanks.

Why we need your help:

Cancer is a leading cause of death in Australia - almost 50,000 deaths from cancer were estimated in 2019 alone. (1)

An estimated 150,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Australia in 2020. (2)

1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. (1)

*Cancer in Australia https://www.cancer.org.au/about-cancer/what-is-cancer/facts-and-figures.html

  1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2019. Cancer in Australia: In brief 2019. Cancer series no. 122. Cat no. CAN 126. Canberra: AIHW.
  2. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2012. Cancer incidence projections: Australia, 2011 to 2020. Cancer series no. 66. Cat. No. CAN 62. Canberra: AIHW.