Our Research

Children’s Cancer Institute combines the brightest minds, cutting-edge technology and an unwavering determination to pioneer research which will deliver safer and more effective treatments for children with cancer.

The only independent medical research institute in Australia wholly dedicated to childhood cancer.

Focus on translational research, progressing discoveries in the lab to actual treatments for kids with cancer as quickly as possible.

Over 300 researchers, operational staff and students.

Research themes

Blood Cancers

Research in the Blood Cancers theme aims to improve survival rates of children with leukaemia and improve quality of life for survivors.

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Gene Regulation in Cancer

We are working to understand the genetic alterations that lead to childhood cancer, so we can better treat and prevent it.

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Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics

We are working to improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer in children.

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Personalised Medicine

We analyse the tumours of children in the Zero Childhood Cancer Program so that treatment can be tailored to each child, and use the valuable data generated to better understand childhood cancer.

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Translational Cancer Nanomedicine

We want to understand the molecular causes of cancer in children and use nanomedicine to target these effectively.

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Join the team

Do you want to be part of the team curing childhood cancer? We have opportunities available for experienced and qualified professionals in a number of areas. Get in touch today.

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Do you have a question about our work? For any enquiries please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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