CONGRATULATIONS to our Chairman, Geoff Cattach
WA finalist for the 2014 Senior Australian of the Year.
For his outstanding contribution as an advocate and fundraiser for research into childhood cancer.
Best wishes Geoff, you are a Champion in our eyes!
Child Cancer Research – How You Can Help
The dual roles of research carried out in the Research Laboratory and clinical services provided by the Hospital are essential for the maintenance of the high standard of patient care that these sick children need. Only in this way is it possible to apply new discoveries from research to the continual upgrading of leukaemia and cancer treatment.
The Foundation relies on the generous support of the West Australian community to continue this research, as we do not receive State or Federal funding. Read More
The creation of the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc) was inspired by 9 year old Jennifer Harper, who was diagnosed with leukaemia in 1977. When her father, Peter Harper, discovered that there was no research into children’s leukaemia being done in WA, he set out to raise funds for this purpose.
Together with other parents of children with cancer and with the support of Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc) was formed. Read More
Child Cancer Leukaemia Research
Our Research Laboratory was essential to the establishment of the Bone Marrow Transplantation Program at PMH, greatly improving childhood leukaemia survival rates in WA.The important part research has played since 1983 is to identify over 50 different types of childhood leukaemia and cancer and through collaboration with the clinicians, specific treatment have been established. Read More
Cancer Research Funding
The Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc) supports Associate Professor Ursula Kees, our Principal Research Fellow, Ms Jette Ford, Research Officer, a Laboratory Assistant, provides financial assistance to a Ph.D. Scholarship, laboratory consumables, maintenance and equipment for the Research Laboratory. Without this support the laboratory could not continue its life-saving research.