The Bernie Banton Foundation encourages medical research seeking to improve the wellbeing of asbestos sufferers. We also support efforts to raise funds for such research, provided of course, that research is undertaken in ways that meet accepted peer review and ethical criteria. In so doing it honours the expressed wish of Bernie Banton before he died, that ‘more research be undertaken in the hope of helping current and future sufferers’.
Australia is blessed to have scientists, clinicians and researchers who are at the forefront of research into asbestos related disease. The following research oganisations are dedicated to finding a cure to asbestos related disease.