Our research

Children’s Cancer Institute is the only independent medical research institute in Australia wholly dedicated to childhood cancer. Our focus is on translational research, making sure our discoveries are progressed into actual treatments for kids with cancer as quickly as possible.

Our integrated team of researchers and clinicians make sure our research has relevance in hospitals throughout Australia.

Our programs and groups

Our research themes bring together recognised leaders in the field under a common aim of ultimately driving improved health outcomes for children with cancer. These themes 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 goal of our research is to find a more targeted and individualised approach to diagnostics and treatment. We focus on five broad areas to get the best results: