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About Children's Cancer Institute

Children’s Cancer Institute exists solely to put an end to childhood cancer. We don’t just hope to do it. We will do it. Children's Cancer Institute is the only independent medical research institute in Australia wholly dedicated to curing childhood cancer, this is important because children get different cancer than adults.

Our focus is on translational research, working closely with clinicians in paediatric hospitals throughout Australia to ensure our discoveries are progressed into actual treatments for kids with cancer as quickly as possible.

"Our Vision is to save the lives of all children with cancer and eliminate their suffering."- Professor Michelle Haber AM, Executive Director, Children's Cancer Institute.

Curing Childhood Cancer- It's not if. It's when.

Have a look around our labs

Our state-of-the-art labs are part of the world-renowned Lowy Cancer Research Centre at UNSW Australia. We also house the Australian Cancer Research foundation (ACRF) Drug Discovery Centre.

Zero Childhood Cancer Program

Children’s Cancer Institute (CCI) and Sydney Children’s Hospital (SCH) are in the process of implementing a national personalised medicine program – Zero Childhood Cancer – for infants, children and adolescents with the highest-risk cancers, and worst outcomes.

Zero Childhood Cancer is a pioneering initiative that will build on the research strength and track record of CCI as one of the world’s leading childhood cancer research institutes. Together with our clinical partners at SCH, we have forged a national alliance of centres of clinical and research excellence within the paediatric oncology field throughout Australia. Implementation of Zero Childhood Cancer has begun with a pilot study, to be completed in 2017.

Our aim is that by 2020, the program will enable every newly diagnosed high risk or relapsed child cancer patient in Australia to have therapy tailored to their specific disease and individual genetic characteristics, thereby improving survival and reducing long term side effects.

Tyler’s Story

Three years ago, as Tyler was jumping on his bed, Sara noticed a lump the size of a 20 cent coin on his back. While her husband Craig and eldest son Caleb stayed in Cairns, Sara and Tyler flew to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane for tests.

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