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Ian Frazer Centre for Children’s Immunotherapy Research

Immunotherapy has made an incredible difference in the treatment of adult cancers in recent years. Unlike chemotherapy which targets every cell in the body, immunotherapy only targets cancer cells.  It has fewer side effects and can often reduce the risk of relapse from some cancers.

Immunotherapy sounds like a perfect approach to kids’ cancer treatment – but Queensland’s Professor Ian Frazer says kids are missing out.

“To date, children have not benefitted from advances in cancer immunotherapy to the same extent as adults. The Ian Frazer Centre for Children’s Immunotherapy Research will ensure current clinical research is translated into a new era of children’s cancer treatments.”

The  Ian Frazer Centre for Children’s Immunotherapy Research brings together brilliant researchers and wonderful clinicians from accross the country in a concerted effort to unlock the potential of immunotherapy - for kids like Raf.

Your support for immunotherapy research will make an incredible difference in the lives of children like Raf.

Both Natalie and Raf’s lives were changed forever during their long, lonely months in hospital. A sense of humour, trust in Raf’s medical team, and the support of people like you helped Natalie cope.

Raf is currently doing well, with no sign of cancer in his body. He was treated with an immunotherapy in addition to the standard treatments. But the next six-to-twelve months are the highest risk for him, and his mum Nat is hoping more immunotherapies will become available.

“Immunotherapy is the best chance he has to not relapse, or if he does, to survive.”

We can’t wait any longer – the time is now. We owe it to Raf, Natalie, and all Australian kids and their families.