Research gave Christine the greatest gift

Christine Goodman (left) and friends participating in the 2017 Forest Lawn Memorial Lawn’s Fun Run for Cancer Research last month.

Christine Goodman (left) and friends participating in the 2017 Forest Lawn Memorial Lawn’s Fun Run for Cancer Research last month.

With hundreds of research and development projects under way, the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research is tirelessly working to develop new ways to improve human health and save lives.

And by having a world-class medical research facility on your doorstep, we're living in a community that has access to some of the most innovative and ground-breaking advances in medical science with far-reaching benefits not only for those experiencing ill-health today, but those in the near future.

The Ingham Institute are currently co-ordinating  more than 200 clinical trials to prove new ways for treating major health issues – and nobody appreciates them more than Christine Goodman.

When Christine’s husband Pete was diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of pancreatic cancer, he was initially given only months to live.

However, after meeting with doctors and the team from Ingham, he took the opportunity to trial a new drug combination which gave the couple the one thing they really wanted – time.

They were able to travel overseas and around Australia with Pete experiencing a relatively pain-free period while enjoying precious quality time with Christine before he died.

Christine is now all too aware of the value of medical research and has become a supporter of the Ingham Institute and a member of the Institute’s team as a community fundraiser and also an integral member of the Institute’s Cancer Community Panel.

“The more funding we can provide the Ingham Institute, the more progress they will make in developing new, more effective treatments for this and other diseases,” she said.

Professor Michael Barton OAM, Research Director of the Ingham Institute, today reinforced Christine’s plea for support.

“The tremendous generosity of the community not only provide us with all-important resources to do our work, but drives us to work harder to save and improve the lives of cancer patients in the community,” he said. 

Based in Liverpool, the Institute welcomes all community members to come for a free tour by calling 1300 66 55 41 or by visiting inghaminstitute.org.au

  • Pictured left: Christine Goodman (far left) taking part in the 2017 Forest Lawn Memorial Lawn’s Fun Run for Cancer Research last month.