In 2020, it is estimated that 870 children aged 0-14 years will be newly diagnosed with cancer in Australia*
Can Too has invested in
working on children’s cancer.
In 2020 Can Too is funding research by Dr Emmy Fleuren from the Children's Cancer Institute.
Survival rates for childhood cancer have gone from almost 0 to 80% in the last 60 years. We still have a long way to go to reach the goal to see 10/10 children survive.
What Are Children's Cancers?
The types of cancers that occur in children, and the way they respond to treatment, can be different to cancer that occurs in adolescents or adults.
The Can Too Foundation is collaborating with the Children's Cancer Institute on the Zero Childhood Cancer project.
Zero Childhood Cancer is a national personalised medicine program for children with high-risk cancer. It gives hope to children who are at highest risk of treatment failure, by identifying the best possible tailored treatments for them.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Cancer Data in Australia web report. Accessed June 2020; https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/cancer/cancer-data-in-australia/data