Children’s Cancer Research Unit preparing the next generation of researchers

21 August 2019

There is no doubt that successful research and treatment is built upon a very important path – education.

Members of the Children’s Cancer Research Unit (CCRU) are committed to training the next generation of childhood cancer researchers. In recent years senior researcher Associate Professor Geraldine O’Neill has invested considerable time towards the education of undergraduate students and early career researchers.

A new course through the University of Sydney, the Applied Medical Science Cancer Unit of Study (AMED3001) led by A/Prof O’Neill uses the latest teaching techniques to educate science students about all aspects of the cancer journey with face-to-face workshops held at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

As part of her AMED3001 studies, 3rd year undergraduate student Rebecca Jackson, developed the following video to briefly explain childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.




It is extremely exciting to see the enthusiasm and creativity of bright young minds that may change the future of medicine – CCRU is honoured to be able to be involved and plans to continue investing in educating future cancer researchers.

For more information, please refer to The Children’s Cancer Research Unit (CCRU) page here.

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