Childhood cancers in New Zealand
Every week in New Zealand, 3 children are diagnosed with cancer. At any one time around 320 children are receiving treatment in some form. Most children (over 80%) successfully come through cancer treatment. Unfortunately many may then endure significant long-term side effects from the treatment itself.
Improving cancer treatments
At CTCR we're acutely aware of how important it is to detect cancers early and to limit the damage to healthy cells while targeting only the cancer cells. This means patients have less side effects and, often, better long-term health too.
Cancer detection and many of the treatments are grueling experiences for adults and more so for children. In collaboration with Healthier Lives and REACH - Child Cancer, CTCR have been able to extend our circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) research to include child cancers.