FLINDERS CENTRE FOR INNOVATION IN CANCER
The Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (FCIC), incorporating the LIVESTRONG Cancer Research Centre and ACRF Cancer Prevention Unit, is a leading cancer centre in Australia, housing world-class care and survivorship services alongside innovative cancer prevention and early intervention research.
On the 26th of April 2012, the Honourable John Hill, Minister for Health officially commissioned the centre as ready for business and a new future for people affected by cancer was born.
Since launching the fundraising campaign in 2005, the Flinders Medical Centre Foundation has driven the on-going lobbying, fundraising and awareness drive that has seen the $30 million FCIC develop from a vision to a reality.
A joint venture between the FMC Foundation, Flinders University and Flinders Medical Centre, features of the centre include: state of the art open-plan laboratories; a multi-disciplinary cancer clinic; a completely re-styled and expanded chemotherapy infusion suite; a patient resource space; and in the future a wellness centre for complementary services.
Also found within the FCIC are the LIVESTRONG Cancer Research Centre and ACRF Cancer Prevention Unit where more than 200 researchers work alongside the care team and clinical trials coordinators to channel their discoveries into effective solutions.
The $28 million centre has been completed thanks to the support of the Australian Government, State Government, funds raised by the FMC Foundation, together with significant contributions from the Flinders University, Cancer Council SA, Australian Cancer Research Foundation, FMC Clinician’s Trust Fund and the Volunteer Service for FMC Inc.
The FMC Foundation continues to fundraise for the FCIC to ensure that the facility is fully equipped with the very latest equipment, the best in patient comfort and to generate funds to support innovative research, survivorship programs and patient services.
For more information about the FCIC please visit www.fcic.org.au.
To view more photographs of the FCIC please visit the FMC Foundation's Facebook page.