Predicting treatment responses in cancer patients and using artificial intelligence to ensure accurate radiology reporting are on track to become a reality with the assistance of Commonwealth funding, announced Assistant Minster for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Zed Seselja, and Federal Member for Brisbane, Trevor Evans, today.

Lead by Max Kelsen Pty Ltd, the Artificial Intelligence and Genomics to Predict Cancer Treatment Project will receive $2.6 million under the fifth round of the CRC-P Program, and has attracted $6.4 million of cash and in kind contributions from industry partners.

In addition, the Implementing Intelligent Automated Reporting in Radiology Practice Project led by local Brisbane company Maxwell Plus has secured $1.1 million in Commonwealth support for the current round, backed by $3.8 million in cash and in-kind contributions from industry partners.

Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Zed Seselja said the CRC-P Program plays  a critical part in the Government’s commitment to innovation.

“The CRC-P Program helps businesses, industries and research organisations to work together on short-term projects to develop practical solutions to challenges in key industry sectors.”

“With one in four Australians receiving a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, the CRC-Ps announced today will have a positive impact on countless Australians,” Assistant Minister Seselja said.

Federal Member for Brisbane, Trevor Evans, said the Coalition Government’s support for Innovation in Brisbane was great for local jobs.

“Supporting these leading research projects will not only have wide-ranging benefits for all Australians at the completion of research, but will also keep local high-level jobs in Brisbane, boosting the local economy.”

“I congratulate all recipients and look forward to seeing Brisbane innovation improving lives across the country and make cancer diagnosis faster, more affordable and more accurate,” Mr Evans concluded.

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