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Annual Report

Our Annual Report 2015/16 is now available. Learn about how you are helping the Foundation make a positive impact on the lives of children with cancer.

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Mental Wellbeing for Cancer Patients

The physical impact of childhood cancers is widely recognised, but looking after the mental health of patients and their families is also vital.

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15 Years Funding Groundbreaking Research

The Children's Cancer Foundation and My Room celebrate 15 years funding groundbreaking childhood cancer research at Murdoch Childrens.

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Yering Station Charity Lunch with Guy Grossi

Yering Station will host Guy Grossi to present a decadent charity lunch in support of our work.

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Painting a Picture of the Brain

The Foundation is helping fill a crucial gap in funding to enable neuropsychological assessment and monitoring of children during their cancer journey.  

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Eyes Open Ride

One man's 18,000 km journey around Australia by motorbike to raise funds, awareness and support for children with cancer.

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Artistic Touch

When Art Therapists Amy McKay and Michelle Dixon walk into The Royal Children’s Hospital cancer ward the smiles on the children’s faces are instantaneous.

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Clinical Trials Prepare For Big Advances

The most rewarding part of Ryan Hehir’s job is allowing young patients to benefit from the rapid advances being made in new, targeted cancer therapies.

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Q & A with the Author of The Together Stories

Trish Dearn, author of The Together Stories, shares her family's story and motivation for writing the series.

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A New Bead Marks The Start of Treatment

A thread of beads representing the personal treatment journeys of young cancer patients will now start with a bead from the Children’s Cancer Foundation.  

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Harnessing New Stem Cell Technology

New funding will allow researchers to apply their ground-breaking stem cell research to childhood leukaemia.

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New Artworks Brighten Ward

Art Therapists at The Royal Children's Hospital invited patients and families to create artworks to brighten the wards in the Children's Cancer Centre.

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A Message from the Chairman

The Children's Cancer Foundation has never contracted with third-party fundraisers to raise funds on its behalf or adopted any dubious fundraising practices.

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Understanding Childhood Brain Cancer

Improving our understanding of childhood brain cancer and solid tumours is the aim of new research funded by the Children’s Cancer Foundation.

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New Insights Into Cancer Diagnosis

Researchers hope a new project to be funded by the Children’s Cancer Foundation will revolutionise cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Lighting the Way to a Better Recovery

Non-invasive bright light therapy may assist in relieving the disruption of sleep patterns in young cancer patients.

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A Touch Of Sunshine On A Rainy Day

Merridy Justice’s nurturing and compassionate spirit is a welcome relief to families at the Children’s Cancer Centre Kookaburra ward and Day Oncology Unit.

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Immunotherapy Trial Offers Patients Hope

A new clinical trial uses a patient’s own genetically engineered immune cells to attack cancer cells.

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Understanding the Side Effects of Chemotherapy

Ground-breaking research will look at identifying in advance which patients are likely to be at risk of heart damage as a side effect of their chemotherapy treatment.

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New Clinical Research Fellow Appointed

A new Clinical Research Fellowship will investigate new therapeutic options for two of the most prevalent and aggressive paediatric brain tumours.

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Funding Boost for Music Therapy

The Foundation will fund music therapy for patients at the Children’s Cancer Centre at The Royal Children’s Hospital for the next 3 years. 

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The Million Dollar Lunch 2016

The Million Dollar Lunch 2016 raised an extraordinary $1.719 million in support of Australia’s real superheroes – children with cancer.

International Clinical Trials Day

The Children’s Cancer Foundation joins the medical community in marking International Clinical Trials Day on Friday, 20 May.

An Extraordinary Woman

Mary McGowan is an extraordinary woman who works tirelessly to improve the quality of care and outcomes for children with cancer.

A Relay Great Result

The Cytotoxic Cyclists raise over $46,000 to support the Children’s Cancer Foundation in the Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay 2016.

That Little Bit Extra

Rebecca Pahl, Family Resource Coordinator, is the go-to person for practical and emotional support across the inpatient, day oncology and outpatient wards.

The Rathbone Family Advocates for Cancer

The Rathbones have been fundraising and advocating for childhood cancer since their son Matthew was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 1979.

Personalised Medicine Will Be Game-changer

Revolution in molecular and genomic techniques allows researchers to develop targeted therapies for children with cancer.

It’s Really The Two Million Dollar Lunch

Australia’s business leaders dug deep on Friday, 7 August 2015 at The Million Dollar Lunch to raise a record-breaking $2 million gross.

Liz Cambage Takes Home Volvo Car

Australian basketballer Liz Cambage won first prize in The Million Dollar Lunch 2015 Premium Raffle, a Volvo S60.

Dave Hughes Steps to Support Children with Cancer

Dave Hughes walked 5,217 steps (5 km) in 90 minutes to raise $1,000 for the Children's Cancer Foundation.

New Clinical Trial for Leukaemia Patients

A ground-breaking clinical trial supported by the Children’s Cancer Foundation is offering young leukaemia patients access to drugs previously unavailable.

Tony’s Story Receives Medal of the Order of Australia

Tony McGinn OAM, Deputy Chairman of the Children’s Cancer Foundation, received a Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2015 Australia Day honours.