Our purpose

Every year 950 Australian children and adolescents will be diagnosed with cancer. Every week nearly three Australian children and adolescents will die of cancer.

Our vision is to save the lives of all children with cancer and improve their long-term health, through research.

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Our organisation exists solely to put an end to childhood cancer.
We don’t just hope to do it.

We will do it.

And we are making great strides.

Sixty years ago, cancer was nearly always a death sentence for a child. Now eight out of 10 children survive. What made that huge difference?

Medical research.

As the only independent medical research institute in Australia wholly dedicated to childhood cancer, our role is vital. Because, despite our progress, cancer still kills more children than any other disease.

Our task won’t be easy – childhood cancer is hugely complex – but we’re confident that with the brightest brains, the best facilities and the greatest determination, we will get the job done.

It’s not if. It’s when.

Executive Director's message

Nearly three children in Australia are still dying from cancer every week.

We believe this is three too many.

Executive Director's message

Childhood cancer: the facts

Cancer kills more children than any other disease in Australia. We’re dedicated to putting a stop to this.

Childhood cancer: the facts