Fighting childhood cancer objectives

There are no known preventive measures for childhood cancer and for some cancers there are no known effective treatments. Survival rates for some cancers common among children have not improved in more than 25 years.

The Fighting Childhood Cancer measure makes funding of childhood cancer research a priority by delivering research and clinical trials into low survival childhood cancers, improving data, supporting Cancer Australia’s children’s cancer website, and promoting awareness.

This multi-faceted and comprehensive approach will help advance the diagnosis, treatment, management and analysis of childhood cancer, and improve outcomes for childhood cancers with low survival rates, such as brain, central nervous system and types of leukaemia and sarcoma.

published: Monday, 9 July, 2018