Stream 3 - Cancer Biology

Cancer Biology

The Children's Hospital at Westmead treats around 120 children with cancer every year.

The Children's Cancer Research Unit (CCRU) undertakes basic, clinical and translational cancer research, particularly into child and adolescent tumours which have a poor patient prognosis.

Researchers are investigating the role of gene therapy in treating cancers, and are developing molecularly targeted therapies.

The Biospecimens Research Group and Tumour Bank holds more than 20,000 samples of childhood tumours for use in research in Australia and overseas.