Zero Childhood Cancer

The most comprehensive personalised medicine program for children and young people with cancer in the world.

Over 700 children with high risk and rare cancers have been enrolled across Australia since the Zero Childhood Cancer clinical trial commenced in 2017. By the end of 2023, our aim is that all children diagnosed with cancer in Australia have access to ZERO.

Involving all paediatric oncology units across Australia, as well as 23 national and international research partners, Zero Childhood Cancer is the strongest possible combination of medicine, technology, research and dedicated people. It is giving hope to children with the most aggressive cancers who have little or no treatment options.

726

children enrolled

71%

recommended personalised
treatment plan

9 weeks

average turnaround time

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Make a donation to support this world-leading personalised medicine program for children with cancer.

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Capacity Campaign

The capacity campaign is a landmark campaign which harnesses the very best of philanthropic Australia.

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Virtual Lab Tour

Discover the research that underpins the Program by taking a virtual tour of the labs of Children's Cancer Institute.

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ZERO National Symposium

26-27 October 2022, Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Symposium will bring together leading national and international speakers at the cutting edge of childhood cancer research. This exciting two-day event is a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary exchange of progress and discoveries in the expansive field of paediatric precision medicine.

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Information for families

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it has a devastating impact on the whole family. If you have questions about the Zero Childhood Cancer Program and how it might help your child, please read on.

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Information for researchers

The Zero Childhood Cancer Program harnesses the latest technology and innovations in research to offer a truly unique insight into an individual child’s cancer to enable identification of the treatment most likely to be effective.

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Information for clinicians

The Zero Childhood Cancer Program involves all major paediatric oncology units across Australia who treat the approximately 1,000 children diagnosed with cancer each year. Find out how to get involved in this life-saving program.

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Thomas & Stella's stories

The Zero Childhood Cancer Program is changing the way children with high-risk cancer in Australia are treated. Find out how by watching Thomas and Stella's video or view more of our child stories.

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An unprecedented collaboration

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Want to know more about the Zero Childhood Cancer Program? Please contact us.

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