Your opportunity to make a real difference
As a charity, our goals are unashamedly aspirational — the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute exists to reduce human suffering and improve lives. With your help we can achieve our goals.
What we’re trying to achieve
Our cutting-edge research is working towards making cancer treatment more effective, less invasive, and more accessible and affordable. Our team has developed a novel cancer treatment that repurposes existing generic low-cost medications. If proven effective, this treatment method will reduce the need for surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy, and help reduce the treatment disparities that currently exist.
We’re a team of world-class experts dedicating our knowledge and time towards reaching our goals. One of our biggest challenges, however, is securing funding to carry on with our research and clinical trials.
That’s where you can play a part and help us achieve better outcomes for cancer treatment.
Why we need your help
Our research shows enormous promise and could transform how cancer is treated. But we have a lot more work ahead of us yet. We need to undertake clinical trials over several years to test our proposed cancer treatment on different types of cancer — glioblastoma (a type of brain cancer), malignant melanoma, mouth cancer, and metastatic squamous skin cancer. Clinical trials and the research that supports them are expensive, costing us $1 million per trial per year to complete. Unfortunately, many businesses aren’t very interested in funding research into using low‑margin generic drugs to treat cancer, because the usual commercial incentives aren’t present.
To reach our goals, we need a shared funding solution involving the government and public sector agencies, businesses, charitable organisations, and donations from people like you.
How you can make a difference
By supporting our research, you could make a transformational difference in the lives of people suffering from cancer. Imagine if cancer treatment was gentle and affordable, and involved minimal time away from home. That’s what we’re aiming for. Your support and donation will progress our work.
We are deeply grateful for all donations in support of our cancer treatment, whether they are small or large, regular or one-off, anonymous or recognised — all are vital and are valuable to our mission. As the GMRI is a charity, all donations over $5 are eligible for a tax rebate following the usual IRD rules.