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about Zero Childhood Cancer?
What is the Zero Childhood Cancer Program?
Zero Childhood Cancer is the largest single initiative ever undertaken for children with cancer in Australia. A truly ground-breaking program led by Children’s Cancer Institute and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network that brings together all major Australian clinical and research groups working in childhood cancer to offer Australia’s first ever personalised medicine program for children with high-risk or relapsed cancer.
What is personalised medicine?
Personalised medicine is tailor-made treatment, customised to each individual patient. For example two children who have the ‘same’ kind of cancer and who show the same symptoms, may respond very differently to the same anti-cancer drugs.
One size doesn’t fit all. By using personalised medicine, the goal of Zero Childhood Cancer is to treat each child’s cancer in the most targeted way possible, to improve survival, reduce side effects, and aim for a cure for every child.
Which children can enrol in the Zero Childhood Cancer Program?
Zero Childhood Cancer is available to infants, children and adolescents with the highest-risk cancers, those with a less than 30% chance of survival. These children include those suffering from high-risk or relapsed cancer, childhood brain tumours, sarcomas, infant leukaemias and neuroblastomas. Participation in the trial is only possible through the child’s paediatric oncologist.
If you want to find out more about enrolment, please visit our Families FAQs section
Other ways to connect
Whether you have a question, a Zero Childhood Cancer story to tell or you’d like to make a donation, we’d love to hear from you. You can get in touch with us in the following ways:
By post, write to us at
PO Box 81, Randwick NSW 2031
Over the phone, call us on
1800 685 686
In person, drop in at
Lowy Cancer Research Centre, High Street, UNSW Sydney NSW 2052