Children's Cancer Institute

Children’s Cancer Institute is the only independent medical research organisation in Australia dedicated 100% to childhood cancer research, existing solely to cure childhood cancer and improve the quality of life for survivors. The Institute was originally known as The Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Foundation and was established in May 1976 by a dedicated group of parents and doctors of children with cancer. Children’s Cancer Institute opened its own research laboratories in 1984 and has since grown to employ nearly 200 staff and students, establishing a national and international reputation for scientific excellence.

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Therapies on a nano scale rely on engineered nanoparticles designed to package and deliver drugs to exactly where they’re needed. from shutterstock.com

Explainer: what is nanomedicine and how can it improve childhood cancer treatment?

Nanoparticles are a form of transport for drugs and can go places drugs wouldn't be able to go on their own. They make drug delivery more targeted, reducing collateral damage to healthy tissues.

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