The difference you'll make
Did you know?
Each year in Australia around 1100 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer and the rate is rising.
1 in 4 children diagnosed with cancer won't reach their 21st birthday.
At the moment doctors and parents make an educated guess when selecting treatments for children and young people with cancer. Many of the treatments have not changed since they were developed for adults in the 1950s. These treatments damage developing bodies and have serious life-long side effects.
How many children & young people can we help?
A child’s genome can be sequenced for $2.5K
The genome information can allow doctors and parents to select treatments which have a better likelihood of success and fewer long term side effects.
Hazel Harden, a BBC mum whose son has undergone treatment for childhood cancer, and other Brisbane families, have established Australian Families 4 Genomics (AF4G) to help families with cancer access this powerful information.
You make an impact
Your help will enable children and young people experiencing cancer to access the genomic testing and support they need to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.
We're building a supportive community of families, doctors and researchers where all young people are valued, included and have every opportunity to thrive.
Your support will help us accelerate the identification of smarter, kinder and more effective treatment options as well as find better diagnoses.