Survival rates for children with cancer have greatly increased over the years. Today, thanks to medical research, survival rates are over 80%.
Sadly, however, cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease for children in Australia, and there is more work to be done. Only through research and collaboration can we hope to cure childhood cancer.
The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network is a key member of national research collaborations working to cure childhood cancer, including Zero Childhood Cancer and Luminesce Alliance - Innovation for Children's Health.
Through our cancer centres, Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, and the Cancer Centre for Children at The Children's Hospital at Westmead, which incorporates the Children's Cancer Research Unit, we combine our knowledge of laboratory science, diagnostics, translational clinical research, data science and psychosocial care to help kids with cancer live their healthiest lives as we work towards survival rates of 100% for these children.