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Our Research Goals
and Objectives

There have been great advancements in the treatment of adult cancer, but this has not always been the case for children and young adults. Our research is dedicated to ensuring we can change this.

General Objectives

Grow a portfolio of research projects around our established research priorities in the field of childhood cancer
Engage with patients and clinicians to understand the specific areas that are currently a priority in the field of children’s cancer research
Grow the pool of research talent in children’s cancer research and develop national and international research networks
Promote and disseminate the outputs of our research
Ensure the translations of our funded research for public benefit
Use our research base to influence government / industrial policy on the challenges associated with the treatment of children and young adults with cancer
Encourage the widespread use of clinical trials in the treatment of children with cancer

Specific Research Priorities

In addition to our general objects, each research project must align to our research priorityies.

Research Priorities

In short our research priorities include:

  • Translation of research data into new treatments wherever possible
  • Dissemination of research data in a timely manner to the wider scientific community
  • Discovery and development of new drugs for the treatment of children’s cancer
  • Focusing research funding into treatments for specific cancers where survival rates have lagged behind
  • Improving the number of clinical trials available for young adults
  • Investigating the genetic causes of children’s cancer in order to develop the next generation of targeted medicines
  • Developing new targeted gene therapies for children, where they differ to adults
  • Developing new approaches to therapy such as immunotherapy and gene editing, to aid a phased movement from

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