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Genome Power

Mar 29, 2018 11:45 AM
Genome Power is a program to sequence the genomes of 400 kids with high-risk & aggressive cancers. This data will help doctors identify better, targeted treatments.
The Garvan Institute, with the Lions Clubs International Foundation and the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation, is proud to be a partner in the Zero Childhood Cancer national child cancer personalised ...

About Genome Power

Apr 11, 2019 02:49 PM
It’s a landmark day for children’s brain cancer, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announcing $5 million in funding for the Zero Childhood Cancer program, led by Children’s Cancer Institute and the Kids Cancer C...
A generous gift from NSW Parliamentary Lions and the NSW Department of Health will kickstart ‘Genome Power 2.0’: a research project at the Garvan Institute that asks why some children and young people are predispose...


Feb 27, 2019 12:52 PM
A dedicated collaboration of researchers, clinicians and community fundraisers has improved outcomes for many children with aggressive cancers.
Hundreds of Australian children with high-risk cancer will have access to new genome sequencing technologies that could guide their treatment, following the announcement today of substantial Lions Club funding for the Li...
If Ellie had been diagnosed two years earlier, she would have died. But the Zero Childhood Cancer trial and generous Lions support mean Ellie’s story has a happy ending.

Zero Childhood Cancer

Apr 11, 2019 02:50 PM
For little Ellie and her family, a cancer diagnosis came out of the blue when she was just eleven months old. Now Ellie has just turned two – and she’s an active, boisterous toddler. Her story underscores the power o...
The Vodafone Foundation has just released a limited edition smart device Power Pack. All proceeds from every sale of the $49 device going directly to Garvan to explore the power of genome sequencing to crack cancer’s c...

Conferences and publications

Sep 18, 2018 02:24 PM
KCCG staff have published on children's cancer, cardiogenomics, and attitudes towards genomic testing, and presented at conferences on personal genomic data, long read sequencing, cancer, and personalised healthcare.
Researchers at Garvan have developed Seave: an online filtering tool that helps uncover which DNA changes in a person’s genome are causing disease – and which are likely to be ‘background noise’.