Increasing survival rates and giving hope to families hit by these horrible diseases is vital.
With more research and improved care, we can enhance the treatments, ongoing management and outlook for families hit by devastating childhood cancers.
Childhood Cancer Support
Support for clinical oncologist Associate Professor Jordan Hansford to practice at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital as The Hospital Research Foundation Paediatric Radiation Oncology Fellow.
Funding for critical start-up operations for the new Australian Bragg Centre for Proton Therapy and Research. This will soon be the first facility in the southern hemisphere to offer lifesaving proton treatment for young people with hard-to-access cancers like brain and spine cancer.
Finding more targeted treatments for children with neuroblastoma to reduce the life-long side effects that are currently experienced with existing therapies.
Investigating a new treatment option for Diffuse Midline Glioma, which involves engineering a patient’s own cancer-killing T-cells to create super-targeted “CAR T-cells” then returning the CAR T-cells to the patient so they can home in and attack the cancer cells.
Enhancing routine follow-up care for children recovering from solid cancers by bringing ‘quality of life’ assessments into the digital world and developing an online tool to better engage with young cancer survivors and meet their ongoing needs.