The Lions Kids Cancer Genome Project
Trust Lions to be taking the next big step in kid’s cancer.
Every year in Australia, almost 800 kids are diagnosed with cancers, many of them aggressive, hard to treat and with a high risk of mortality.
Although the survival rates have improved greatly for some cancers, others still take a heavy toll on our young peoples’ lives. Lions have been helping these kids for the past 40 years.
But now, with the help of scienti?c breakthroughs in genetics, we are taking these efforts to a whole new level.
How we are going to help kids fight back against cancer.
The Australian Lions Cancer Research Foundation and Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) have committed A$4 million to fund the whole genome sequencing of 400 children with high risk cancers in Australia over 3 years.
This funding will enable Garvan to work with the Children’s Cancer Institute to undertake
the sequencing, analysis and the creation of a database which can be used by researchers and doctors worldwide. It could help kids everywhere have a better chance of a healthy life.
It is also your chance to be part of a massive step forward in the ?ght against kids’ cancers.