Personalised Medicine: Zero Childhood Cancer

Personalised Medicine: Zero Childhood Cancer

Recipient: Professor Michelle Haber
Institute: Children’s Cancer Institute
Funding: $2,287,250 July 2014 to June 2023

The most exciting and innovative childhood cancer research initiative ever undertaken in Australia.

Zero Childhood Cancer, a joint initiative of Children’s Cancer Institute and Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, is the most exciting and innovative childhood cancer research initiative ever undertaken in Australia. It aims to give every child in the country diagnosed with cancers at the highest risk of treatment failure or relapse, with a less than 30 per cent survival rate, access to the program, connecting clinical and research collaborators in every major Australian city.

Zero Childhood Cancer aims to leverage and optimise the most innovative research and technology to more precisely analyse the molecular and biological profile of individual children’s cancer. This will enable identification of potential drugs that will give each child the best chance of survival, with the fewest side effects.