Institute: The Children’s Hospital at Westmead 
Recipient: Associate Professor Daniel Catchpoole 
Funding: $2,425,000 July 2010 to June 2018
Funding partner: This project is supported by Macquarie Group Foundation
A tumour bank is a collection of small pieces of tumour tissue that are stored and made available to scientists.
The Tumour Bank at CHW allows researchers to translate biological information from tumour tissue biospecimens into knowledge for better diagnosis and treatment of paediatric cancer patients.

More than 38,000 samples from over 3,200 patients are stored at the Tumour Bank. They’ve been made available to research programs in Australia and around the world, effectively breaking down geographical barriers in the quest to cure childhood cancer.

Since its establishment in 1998, the Tumour Bank at CHW has received an ever-increasing number of requests to provide support services to research studies. Funding from The Kids’ Cancer Project has enabled the recruitment of specialist staff who have effectively accelerated the progress of over 100 projects globally. The work of the Tumour Bank means that leading international researchers are studying biospecimens donated by patients from across NSW and making big discoveries that have advanced our understanding of childhood cancer and its treatment for the better.
 
Science is the solution for kids with cancer
The only way to improve outcomes for children diagnosed with cancer is through advances in medical research. Every day and every donation takes us closer to a cure.
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The Kids' Cancer Project is an ACNC Registered Charity 
ABN 13 061 138 181 | CFN 10581