A re-elected NSW Liberals and Nationals Government will shine a spotlight on deadly cancers affecting women by providing $7 million in research grants for ovarian and other gynaecological cancers.

This will include the provision of a $5 million Translational Research Grant and four $500,000 fellowships to support research and pave the way for future improvements to treatments.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest MP welcomed the announcement that he said would shine a spotlight on two of the most deadly cancers affecting women.

“Whilst gynaecological cancers vary in prevalence, they often have very poor prognoses,” Mr Provest said.

“Translational research helps us understand how innovations may work in the real world and on a large scale and aims to quickly bring these new ideas from benchtop to bedside and improve outcomes for patients.”

“We want to give women affected by these terrible diseases the best chance of survival and these grants are important in enabling the very best researchers to continue their work to improve survival rates for cancers impacting women as soon as possible.”

“The better we can understand these deadly diseases, the better we can tailor treatments for women and improve their chances of being able to overcome them.”

Gynaecological cancers include ovarian cancer, uterine or endometrial cancer, cancer of the fallopian tubes, primary peritoneal cancer, cervical cancer and vaginal cancer.

Since 2011, more than $313 million has been invested in cancer research, including $7.4 million in research grants with a focus on gynaecological cancers.