New funding for children’s cancer

Approximately 750 children under 14 years of age are diagnosed with cancer each year in Australia, with a five year survival rate of 84 percent. We’re working hard to fix it.

As a proud partner organisation in the Victorian Paediatric Cancer Consortium (VPCC) and a cancer research leader with world-class expertise, we welcome the Victorian Government’s $35 million funding for additional research, training and clinical care to fight childhood cancer.

Along with an additional $10 Million from the Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF), the funding is the biggest investment of its kind in Victoria. Over five years, the investment will fund research into new cancer therapies and clinical trials, helping to save the lives of our youngest cancer sufferers. It will also help improve long-term health outcomes for childhood cancer survivors.

We look forward to working with our VPCC partners to continue developing innovative research outcomes and models of care that help save and improve the lives of children with cancer, in particular through our internationally-leading expertise in the design and operation of clinical trials.

We thank the Victorian Government for their support.

About Monash University

Monash University is Australia’s largest university with more than 80,000 students. In the 60 years since its foundation, it has developed a reputation for world-leading high-impact research, quality teaching, and inspiring innovation.

With four campuses in Australia and a presence in Malaysia, China, India, Indonesia and Italy, it is one of the most internationalised Australian universities.

As a leading international medical research university with the largest medical faculty in Australia and integration with leading Australian teaching hospitals, we consistently rank in the top 50 universities worldwide for clinical, pre-clinical and health sciences.

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