Groundbreaking Research


Research into Medulloblastoma

Dr Nick Gottardo is the remarkable man working tirelessly each and every day toward a 100% cure rate of brain cancer, which kills more children than any other disease.

A recipient of a Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation research grant, Dr Gottardo is a world leader in paediatric oncology (read: kids’ cancer) and is working hard to find a cure for  Medulloblastoma: the most common brain cancer in children

Nick and his research team are working to identify drugs that when combined with radiotherapy or chemotherapy will kill brain tumour cells more effectively and reduce the often serious side effects of treatment.

Through his extensive research, and thanks to Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation donors, Dr Gottardo is on track to launch a clinical world trial for a drug known as a cell cycle checkpoint kinase inhibitor. His research has shown that this drug makes radiotherapy and chemotherapy more effective for children suffering Medulloblastoma. The results of this trial could be momentous for children suffering from this disease.

We’re funding the future

Discoveries from past decades determine the way our kids are cared for right now. Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation and our generous donors fund researchers and research projects that will transform the future of child health.

This year alone, we have provided $1.06M in research grants: a new milestone. We fund clinical-based studies that focus on specialist areas of paediatric health to pioneer new ways of preventing, treating and curing life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses and conditions.

Each year, with support from donors like you, we aim to provide upwards of $1.1 million toward research at Perth Children’s Hospital, and the wider Child and Adolescent Health Services.

If you are interested in learning more or applying for one of our research grants, click here 

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