Milestones of our contributions
to Asthma and Cancer research
QUALITY PROJECTSWe endeavour to reward projects and researchers who show exemplary innovation
Testing, researching, developing, and improving ideas to make them more powerful, safer and more effective.
Our contributions to research so far
The Picchi Brothers Foundation was founded in 1993, up until 2001 funds and activities were consolidated to form the basis of The Picchi Brothers Foundation’s philanthropic activities. We began our distributions to cancer and asthma research in 2002 with the distribution of $90,000 to the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.
The Picchi Prize
The Picchi Brothers Foundation awards each year its Prize for students, Researchers, practitioners and the like who show exemplary inroads into both Cancer and Asthma research. The Picchi Brothers VCCC Award for Excellence in Cancer Research was established to give those who follow the criteria in research, clinical studies and public health a hand-up to help them further with their research including marketing of the ideas along with meetings with peers, be it seminars, forums and international visitations. The prize is determined by Professors from participating research facilities who have a close eye on the developing areas.
Our first distribution
Recipient: Dr Grant Morahan
Genetics and Bioinformation Division Research Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Project Health 2000
Recipient: Professor Graham Giles
“A Helping Hand“ DVD project
Creation of content, filming, production and distribution of DVDs
Recipient/Project Partner: Cancer Council of Victoria
Scripting and sign-off was attended to by Dr Richard Fox.
The DVD covered many angles of patient/carer experiences at the time of diagnosis, treatments and recoveries with in-depth conversations and interviews with doctors, patients and carers.
Making patients more comfortable
Recipient: Cancer Council of Victoria
Sponsoring: Ms. Doreen Akkeran AM
Drop-in-centre at the Cancer Council.
For the purchase of furniture to make patients more comfortable while in attendance to the various sessions at the CCofV.
Assistance for Hardware
Creation of a database
Recipient: Ms Cynthia Pollak
Hemangioendothelioma, Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma and related Vascular Disorders Support Group
A small distribution to assist in hardware to collect and collate a database of rare cancer patients for helping dialogue between experiences.
Inroads into Asthma relief
Asthma’s first contribution
Recipient: Dr Andrew Gillman
Sponsor: Associate Professor Jo Douglass – The Alfred Hospital
Recipient: Dr Stephen Turner
Sponsor: Professor James McCluskey
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences, the University of Melbourne: To assist in the purchase of a Fluorescent Activated Cell Sorter (FACSAria)
Rare and Uncommon Cancers
over two years
Rare and Uncommon Cancers Fellowship
Recipient: Dr Susie Bae Medical Oncology Research Fellow,Royal Melbourne Hospital – Cart-wheel