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.
Sixty years ago, cancer was nearly always a death sentence for a child. Today, eight out of 10 children survive – and it’s medical research that has made this huge difference.
However, despite our progress, more than 950 children and adolescents in Australia are still diagnosed with cancer every year. Every week, nearly three children in Australia die from cancer.
Children’s Cancer Institute is the only independent medical research institute in Australia wholly dedicated to curing childhood cancer.
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.
Curing childhood cancer. It’s not if. It’s when.
Our work brings hope to children like Byron, who was diagnosed with a particularly aggressive type of leukaemia when he was just 17 months old. Read Byron's story: https://ccia.org.au/ home/all-stories/byr ons-story/