September marks Children’s Cancer Awareness Month, a time to bring awareness of the devastating effects of childhood cancer and raise vital funds for research into finding a cure. To commemorate, Children’s Cancer Institute has engaged in a variety of awareness and fundraising activities throughout the month.
September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness month. In a series of weekly blog posts throughout September, you’ll see how we’re using our strategy of ‘Discover and Translate’ to improve outcomes for kids with cancer.
A database of genetic information of more than 270 cancer models, encompassing 25 different childhood cancers, has just been made publicly available. Children’s Cancer Institute contributed 90 leukaemia models to this global effort.
The 2018 Live for Lily Butterfly Ball was held on 16 June in Melbourne’s Palladium at Crown. It was a fantastic evening and a huge success, raising much-needed funds to support our research.
We’ve just launched our Strategic Plan for 2018–2022. The culmination of months of consultation and thought, it provides a road map for achieving our vision as quickly as possible.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has announced a $1 million funding boost for the Zero Childhood Cancer program. The money will support an immunotherapy trial for children with brain cancer.
How does the future look for young Australians with cancer? According to a recent article by Cancer Institute NSW, it’s looking brighter, and our work’s playing a vital role.
It’s six months since the Zero Childhood Cancer personalised medicine national clinical trial began. We'd like to share some of our progress with you.
Without treatment, Lexie had two weeks to live. Overnight she became ‘the kid with cancer’.
We’ve already started opening our presents. Christmas has come early as new technologies take their place in our labs, promising to speed up childhood cancer research.