Our programs and groups
Our research programs bring together recognised leaders in the field under a common aim of ultimately driving improved health outcomes for children with cancer. These programs look at understanding childhood cancer so we can prevent it occurring, search for more effective diagnoses, examine better and safer treatment options and ultimately find a cure for children affected by this disease. The overarching theme of our research is to find a more targeted and individualised approach to diagnostics and treatment. We focus on four broad areas to get the best results:
They are fully equipped for molecular and genetic research studies and include facilities for banking of human tumour specimens, fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS), microscopy, live cell imaging, proteomic analysis and real-time PCR analysis.
We also house the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) Drug Discovery Centre, a unique facility dedicated to the development of new anti-cancer therapeutics.