Fast-Tracking Cancer Research Through the Power of Smart Phones

As Chair of the Senate Select Committee into Funding for Research into Cancers with Low Survival rates I was excited to receive a breakfast briefing from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Vodafone Foundation on fast-tracking cancer research through the power of smart phones.

100,000 users have so far downloaded an app which uses the processing power of smart phones while they are idle to process big data for precision cancer research, making up for the Institute’s limited access to supercomputers.

Users can download the app from the Google Play store at

The Vodafone Foundation is working to make the app available for iPhone.