Childhood Cancer Research

The Child Cancer Foundation Challenge Research fund has been supporting local childhood cancer research since 1999.

Child Cancer Foundation works alongside the health professionals to encourage further research and education to ensure that every child facing cancer in New Zealand has the best possible outcome. In recent years, the Foundation has also contributed towards research into the late effects of cancer treatment.

Challenge Research Fund

Applications for the next round of Research Grants will not be advertised until later in 2023 as the current grant funding has been fully applied.

The Precision Paediatric Cancer Project

Support ground-breaking childhood cancer research.

The Precision Paediatric Cancer Project (PPCP) is a New Zealand-first clinical trial jointly funded by Child Cancer Foundation, Cure Kids and the Lindsay Foundation. The study aims to provide a more hopeful outlook for Kiwi kids diagnosed with rare and hard-to-treat forms of cancer.

Back to school research

Returning to normal by returning to school

The decision around when to send their child back to school or early childhood education after their treatment ends can place huge amounts of stress on parents. A new study jointly funded by Child Cancer Foundation and the National Child Cancer Network will help improve this.