Children’s Cancer Institute and the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, are jointly recognised as international leaders in the field of childhood cancer research and treatment. The Zero Childhood Cancer program involves collaboration with major research centres across Australia, as well as in the USA and Europe. The program utilises the best expertise in Australia’s paediatric hospitals and research centres, and draws on a host of stellar medical and research establishments throughout the nation.
The core research facility for the Zero Childhood Cancer program is located at Children’s Cancer Institute in Sydney, with childhood cancer research specialists from institutes across Australia contributing to and sharing results at every stage of the program. The clinical trial program is being led by the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, in conjunction with clinical collaborators in every major city in Australia. The precise personalised treatment plans recommended for each child are agreed by a panel of research and clinical experts representing the best capability and knowledge in Australia, USA and Europe.
Meet some of team making it happen
Children’s Cancer Institute
Children’s Cancer Institute is the only independent medical research institute in Australia wholly dedicated to research into childhood cancer, and is recognised as one of the world’s leading childhood cancer research institutes. Founded by two fathers of children with cancer in 1976, it has grown to employ more than 250 staff and students and has established a national and international reputation for scientific excellence.
The Institute’s focus is translational research – research that generates clinically useful discoveries. An integrated team of laboratory researchers and clinician scientists work in partnership to develop safer and more effective treatments that can be progressed from the laboratory to the clinic (‘bench to bedside’) as quickly as possible, giving children with cancer the best chance of cure with the highest possible quality of life. Find out more at www.ccia.org.au
The Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick
The Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick has been treating children for cancer and blood disorders in NSW, Australia and the Asia-Pacific region for almost 50 years. They are a large multidisciplinary department with medical and psychosocial expertise in looking after children and adolescents with cancer and blood disorders and provide a comprehensive service for the diagnosis and management of children and adolescents with any cancer or blood disorder. Each year, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick cares for more than 61,500 seriously ill and injured children from across NSW, Australia and beyond in a family-centred, multidisciplinary, expert environment. Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick is one the country’s leading centres in paediatric clinical and research excellence and is part of Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, the largest network of hospitals and services for children in Australia.