The Children’s Cancer Institute Australia (CCIA) is the only independent medical research institute in Australia devoted to research into the causes, prevention, better treatments and ultimately a cure for childhood cancer. CCIA’s vision is to save the lives of all children with cancer and eliminate their suffering.
Since 2008 The Balnaves Foundation has committed over $1.5 million to the CCIA to establish the Balnaves Foundation Young Researcher’s Fund. The Fund was established to support the development of original and innovative ideas in the area of childhood cancer research. The aim is to build track records for young up-and-coming researchers so they can attain peer review funding from national sources such as the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Each year young researchers (defined as being less than seven years postdoctoral) can apply for competitively awarded grants of $100,000. A number of the recipients have gone on to attract NHMRC funding as a result of the research funded by this grant. The recipients of the ‘Balnaves Foundation Young Researchers Grant’ since its inception are:
In the 1950's only two percent of children diagnosed with cancer survived. Today, thanks to medical research, seventy-two percent of children survive cancer. To find out more about CCIA and donate please visit www.ccia.org.au
Nov 12, 2015
The Balnaves Foundation, a private philanthropic organisation set up by Neil Balnaves AO in 2006, has awarded two Children’s Cancer Institute Australia (CCIA) researchers $100,000 each to explore uncharted territory in childhood cancer.
Nov 11, 2015
The success rate for project grant applications to the National Health and Medical Research Council has plunged to an all-time low at the same time Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has staked Australia’s economic future on high-end innovation.
Jan 29, 2015
Dr Lynch and another young researcher Dr Denise Yu of Burwood are this year’s recipients of the Balnaves Young Researcher of the Year Awards.
Jan 21, 2014
Philanthropist Neil Balnaves AO is a long-time supporter of the Institute and in 2008 he established The Balnaves Foundation's Young Researcher's Fund.
Aug 23, 2013
A commonly used cheap blood pressure treatment has been shown to boost the effectiveness of chemotherapy when treating childhood cancers.
May 24, 2013
Researchers at Children's Cancer Institute Australia (CCIA) have discovered that high blood pressure medication can increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy in childhood cancers.