Audax Alpine Classic January 28th 2017
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Childhood cancer is not the same as adult cancer
- It can occur in different parts of the body and respond differently to treatment.
- Researchers and doctors are yet to discover what causes childhood cancer and there is no prevention.
- Lifestyle choices and genetics are rarely attributed to the disease developing.
- Children develop different types of cancer to adults yet often receive the same treatments. These, however, do not always help children with cancer. That’s why we need new and specific child-friendly treatments.
- Some cancers in children continue to have a very poor prognosis with only fifty percent of children diagnosed with neuroblastoma and brain cancer expected to survive.
Thank you. Every small effort and donation counts to making a large difference.
Kids Cancer Project
The Kids’ Cancer Project is a national charity dedicated to supporting childhood cancer research. Kids’ get different types of cancer to adults and research is discovering more targeted and effective ways to help kids while minimising the long- term side effects treatment can bring.
The Kids’ Cancer Project was founded in 1993 by Col Reynolds who decided to step up and do something to help children with cancer. Twenty years later more than $34 million has been given to research projects across Australia, thanks to community support.
Science is making an impact, providing new treatment options and giving hope to the 950 children and young adolescents diagnosed each year.
If you believe in research please join with us. By working together, we really can make a difference to help kids with cancer and their families.