Your Impact

About Children’s Cancer Institute

At Children’s Cancer Institute, our belief is that a life should be long. That every child should have the chance to grow up and grow old. To plan exciting futures, chase their dreams and fulfil their potential. 

But cancer cuts life short for hundreds of children every year, before they’ve even had a chance to make their mark. Here, in Australia, 86  kids are diagnosed with cancer each month.

Today, thanks to medical research, over 80% of children will survive their disease. But still each month 12 children die of their disease. For those who do survive, two-thirds face the prospect of serious long-term health problems, including organ dysfunction, neurocognitive deficits, impaired fertility and secondary cancers.

By taking part in 86K for a Cure, you'll be raising vital funds to support research  To pioneer safer, more targeted treatments for children with cancer.

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Our research

Children’s Cancer Institute is the only independent medical research Institute in Australia wholly dedicated to curing childhood cancer,

We have gained a national and international reputation for translational research, precision medicine and scientific excellence in childhood cancer.

We have more than 350 researchers , operational staff and students are is the largest child cancer research organisation in the Southern Hemisphere.

We lead the Zero Childhood Cancer Program, in partnership with the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick. ZERO is Australia’s national child cancer precision medicine program, which is changing the model of care for children with cancer. ZERO has enrolled over 1000 children with cancer in Australia, so of whom would not be alive today without the world-leading program.

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Will YOU conquer 86km for the 86 kids who are diagnosed with cancer each month?