Children’s Cancer Research Unit

Children’s Cancer Research Unit: using science to make kids’ cancer a disease of the past


The Children’s Cancer Research Unit (CCRU) is the laboratory research-dedicated arm of the Cancer Centre for Children at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, located within Kids Research. We combine the expertise of leaders in clinical practice, clinical research, translational research and data science to increase our understanding of kids cancer, aiming to embed innovative research methods into the current healthcare environment to produce quality outcomes and provide hope to the families of children with cancer. We focus on the cancers that do not respond well to traditional chemotherapy and radiotherapy techniques. The aim of our research is to use the knowledge gained from our rigorous and innovative studies to identify ideas and approaches for innovative treatments, to improve diagnosis and quality of life and to prevent kid’s cancer and other rare diseases.

The unit comprises 5 research teams:

Associate Professor Geraldine O'Neill is the Head of the Children's Cancer Research Unit and Academic Lead Research, Basic Research, Western Precinct, Faculty of Medicine and Health & AMED3001 Cancer Unit of Study Coordinator, University of Sydney 

For general enquiries please contact Janett Clarkson, Research and Development Manager

Click to access the Children's Cancer Research Unit 2018 Year in Review: