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Pictured from left, Cure Cancer CEO, Nikki Kinloch, Cure Cancer Researcher of the Year, Dr Fernando Guimaraes and Can Too Foundation CEO, Peter McLean.

Congratulations to the 2019 Cure Cancer Researcher of the Year, Dr Fernando Guimaraes, who was funded by Can Too in 2015, 2018 and 2019.

Dr Guimaraes’ first breakthrough in 2015, discovered another way that cancers protect themselves from the immune system.

He is currently researching how the immune system can control the spread of cancer, with the aim of identifying how to stimulate the body’s immune system to achieve this.

“I’m honoured to be recognised as the 2019 Researcher of the Year by Cure Cancer, major beneficiary of the Can Too foundation which has invested in my research and professional development since 2015,” said Dr Guimaraes.

“My research elucidates how cancer cells trick and hide from immune cells, and it wouldn’t be possible to be performed without the investment from the Can Too Foundation for my Cure Cancer grant. In addition to funding to allow cutting edge research, it has also provided an incredible career development program involving mentorship, scientific events and other trainings that undoubtedly have accelerated the professional growth and independence of young scientists such as myself.”