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 will involve collaboration with major research centres in Australia, USA and Europe. The program will utilise the best-of- the-best expertise in Australia’s paediatric hospitals and research centres and will draw on a host of stellar medical and research establishments throughout the nation.
The core research facility for the Zero Childhood Cancer program will be located at Children’s Cancer Institute. Childhood cancer research specialists from institutes across Australia will contribute to and share results at every stage of the program.
The clinical trial program will be led by the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick in conjunction with clinical collaborators in every major city in Australia. Decisions on the precise personalised treatment advised for each child will be 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 organisation in Australia dedicated 100% to childhood cancer research, existing solely to cure childhood cancer and improve the quality of life for survivors. The Institute was originally known as The Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Foundation and was established in May 1976 by a dedicated group of parents and doctors of children with cancer.
Children’s Cancer Institute opened its own research laboratories in 1984 and has since grown to employ nearly 200 staff and students, establishing a national and international reputation for scientific excellence. Children’s Cancer Institute relies on grants and community support to complete this life saving research. Every dollar received from government and granting bodies to support direct research costs must be matched with a dollar raised by the community through partnerships, donations and fundraising to cover the indirect costs of this work.
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.