Cancer Australia has developed the Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme to support research that reduces the impact of cancer on the community and improves outcomes for people affected by cancer. This is an innovative national scheme that provides annual funding for research projects, bringing together government and other funders to collaboratively fund cancer research in Australia. The scheme helps to:
- coordinate funding of priority-driven cancer research at the national level
- foster collaboration between cancer researchers to build Australia’s cancer research capacity
- foster consumer participation in cancer research, from design to implementation.
Cancer Australia's Support for Cancer Clinical Trials program provides funding to Australia's 13 National Cancer Cooperative Trials Group, including the Australian and New Zealand Children's Haematology and Oncology Group.
Other organisations that provide funding specifically for children’s cancer research include:
- The Kids’ Cancer Project
- Cancer Institute NSW, which funds the Kids Cancer Alliance
- Kids with Cancer Foundation Australia
- Cure Brain Cancer Foundation
- Leukaemia Foundation.
A number of institutions in Australia are involved in children’s cancer research, including: