The impact of childhood cancer is devastating, not only for the child but for their siblings and parents too.
From the first moment of diagnosis their world will be changed forever and can never be the same again; instead of the ‘normal’ family challenges of juggling multiple commitments – getting the kids to soccer practice or ballet class – the whole family’s routine is now focused on hospital visits, test results and the challenges that cancer treatment brings.
At Children’s Cancer Institute we are determined to stop this happening. From understanding how cancer cells divide to finding out why children relapse, our world-class research projects are taking us closer to ending childhood cancer every day.
This is why research dedicated solely to childhood cancer is essential.
Kane is like a lot of eight-year-olds: irrepressible, crazy about Star Wars, and always looking for adventure. But unlike his friends, Kane has been in hospital for most of his life. Diagnosed with leukaemia when he was three years old.
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Mackenzie at 9 years old was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Due to medical research, Mackenzie earlier this year rang the end of treatment bell in the hospital after 2 years of treatment.
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