Pushing the boundaries with cutting-edge research

23 August 2021

Thanks to supporters like you, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation was able to provide $8,414,736 towards research across Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network in FY19/20.  

Zero Childhood Cancer Program 

This research includes the Zero Childhood Cancer Program which began in 2017. The program is run in collaboration with the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. It’s Australia’s first-ever personalised medicine program for kids with high-risk cancer, with over 500 children enrolled, over 70% have already received a personalised treatment plan.  

Your support has helped scientists study over 355 kids’ cancer cells and, in turn, offer them the best possible treatment for their unique, and often aggressive, type of cancer.  

Viral Vector Manufacturing Facility 

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) will be home to the first stage of the Viral Vector Manufacturing Facility. It is one of the only viral vector manufacturing facilities in the country and will be managed by SCHN in association with the Office for Health and Medical Research and Health Infrastructure. The facility will produce clinical grade viral vectors, key components of gene and cell therapies, giving patients with genetic diseases and cancers across Australia faster access to groundbreaking trial therapies.  

The second stage of the viral vector manufacturing will be developed within the Innovation Centre at Westmead over the next 2 years.  

Together, we can continue to raise much needed funds towards ground-breaking research. 

Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation raises funds for Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick , The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Bear Cottage, the Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS NSW) and Kids Research