Power Pledge

Join us on an exciting journey of valuable discovery

The Power Pledge is a three-year commitment to donating upwards of $1,000 annually

Science is a long game and your generous support is crucial to enabling pioneering researchers like Dr Michelle Henderson to continue their vital work. By donating $1,000 or more each year for three years we can power ahead and achieve our vision of one hundred per cent survival of all children with cancer sooner. Discover the impact of our 2019 Power Pledge study.

Dr Michelle Henderson is a senior scientist at Sydney’s Children’s Cancer Institute and joint manager of the Molecular Diagnostics Group, which monitors therapy in children going through leukaemia treatment by using sensitive and accurate DNA-based tests.

She is excited about the potential of her work that stands to result in a more gentle and effective therapy for children at greatest risk.

Along with a team of colleagues and collaborators, Dr Henderson is investigating which sub-types of leukaemia are most likely to respond to a newly discovered drug. Findings will also determine the genetic markers in the cancers of individual children that indicate they’d be good subjects for a clinical trial. But it all relies on long-term funding.

“We have currently reached a ceiling where the chemotherapy options that work for most kids cannot be successfully used to cure the particularly aggressive cases.”

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Get in touch

Contact Alison to discuss your gift or any questions you may have:
By phone: 02 8394 7752
By email: alison@tkcp.org.au