Children’s Cancer Institute is the only independent medical research institute in Australia wholly dedicated to curing childhood cancer. Cancer kills more children than any other disease, so our research is critical. With the brightest brains, cutting-edge facilities, and the greatest determination, we will get the job done.
Children's Cancer Institute was established in 1976 by a dedicated group of parents of children with cancer and their doctors. First established as a foundation to fund childhood cancer research, we opened our own research laboratories in 1984. Since then, we have grown to employ more than 300 researchers, students and operational staff and are recognised as one of the leading international child cancer research institutes.
Curing all children of cancer requires a collaborative team of experts; people who are passionate, committed and determined. Our team is diverse in skills but united in purpose. We are single-minded in our drive to cure childhood cancer.
Our research takes a multi-pronged approach to tackling childhood cancer. Whether it’s investigating causes and prevention, improving diagnosis and monitoring, or developing better treatments, our research is all about improving the lives of children and their families.
To solve the complex problem of childhood cancer, we need the best available tools. Situated in one of the largest cancer research centres in the southern hemisphere, our purpose-built facilities are world-class and cutting-edge.
The impact of your kindness
When you donate to Children’s Cancer Institute, your donations are applied in the most effective way possible.
Research & scientific activity to help cure childhood cancer
In 2020, 81 cents of every dollar spent within the institute was spent directly on dedicated research to help cure childhood cancer.
Fundraising activities to generate donations
Core support services and infrastructure costs
We’ve made great progress. But we won’t stop until the job is done; with your help, we can cure all children of cancer.
It's not if. It's when.
Join our team
Cancer cuts life short for hundreds of children in Australia every year, before they’ve even had a chance to make their mark. You can help change that. Be part of a team that is working tirelessly to find a cure for childhood cancer. A team that is working together every day to help children live longer and more fulfilling lives.