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We have a proud history of funding innovative medical research at the PA Hospital Campus. We dream of a world where global health issues, like cancer, have no place or purchase on our physical or emotional wellbeing.

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The art of care - Kirilee West

The touching moments of care given by healthcare staff to their patients will be explored and captured through a new project made possible by the PA Research Foundation.


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​Reducing post-surgical pain

Around 10 to 15 per cent of patients who have major surgery will go on to experience chronic and persistent post-surgical pain (CPSP), a debilitating complication for patients that currently costs the Australian economy billions of dollars a year.


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Overcoming barriers in Emergency  

Communication comes in several forms including verbal, non-verbal and written, and in an emergency health context ensuring communication is clear and understood by all parties is highly important.


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Pounding the pavement to say thanks

When four members of the Nickelson family lace up their joggers for this year’s Bridge to Brisbane, they will do so to raise funds for the woman they credit with helping keep Francis alive, PA Hospital based neurosurgeon Sarah Olson.


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10kms towards brain tumour research

Nicole Scurr will traverse 10km at this year’s Bridge to Brisbane, raising funds for Associate Professor Sarah Olson, as a thank you for the amazing care she was given and to contribute towards brain tumour research.


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Computer powered cancer research

Artificial intelligence will be used to try and figure out which cancer patients to treat with immunotherapies and potentially help crack the mystery of why only 20 per cent of patients currently respond.


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​Go Dry in July for Tibah and the PA

Gary and Melissa O’Brien are currently going without alcohol for a whole month to raise funds to help cancer patients being treated at the PA Hospital (PAH) - one of whom is their 19-year-old son Tibah.


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