1 May 2019 News

Australia’s first dedicated paediatric brain cancer research centre

The Children’s Hospital Foundation launched the Centre for Child and Adolescent Brain Cancer Research (CCABCR) last week at the QCH. The Australian-first ‘virtual’ centre is solely focused on paediatric brain cancer, treatment and survivorship, and brings together world-leading researchers, doctors and facilities to boost brain cancer research capacity and outcomes in Queensland and beyond.

CHQ’s Senior Medical Officer for Oncology, Dr Tim Hassall (pictured with patient and CCABCR ambassador, Mitchell Cawthray), is a co-director of the centre and will guide its operations alongside others from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Queensland University of Technology – Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, The University of Queensland’s Institute of Molecular Bioscience, The Diamantina Institute and Queensland Brain Institute. Congratulations to all involved in bringing this exciting project to life!