For health professionals and researchers

Children’s cancer research funding partnerships

Cancer Australia’s national Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme (PdCCRS) provides annual funding for research projects that:

  • reduce the impact of cancer on the community 
  • improve outcomes for people affected by cancer. 

The scheme is innovative in that it brings government and other funders together to fund cancer research in Australia. The scheme helps to:

  • coordinate and prioritise cancer research funding at the national level
  • support cancer researchers to collaborate, to build Australia’s cancer research capacity
  • foster consumer participation in cancer research, from design to implementation.

Since its inception in 2007, the PdCCRS has provided a mechanism for collaborative funding of research projects with a focus in childhood cancers. The Fighting Childhood Cancer measure provided additional funding support to research projects with a specific focus on childhood cancers of low survival through the 2017-2019 funding rounds of the PdCCRS.

Organisations that have partnered with Cancer Australia to collaboratively fund children’s cancer research in the PdCCRS and other initiatives under the Fighting Childhood Cancer measure include:

Cancer Australia's Support for Cancer Clinical Trials program funds Australia's 14 Multi-site Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Groups. This includes the Australian and New Zealand Children's Haematology and Oncology Group (ANZCHOG) whose primary purpose is to improve outcomes for children and adolescents with cancer and associated blood diseases through quality research, facilitation of innovative paediatric clinical trials and promotion of best practice in clinical care.