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  • Providing continuing education for cancer researchers
    Providing continuing education for cancer researchers
  • Bringing doctors and scientists together
    Bringing doctors and scientists together
  • Improving the care of kids with cancer
    Improving the care of kids with cancer

Benefits of Membership

KCA encourages all NSW-based child cancer researchers and clinician-researchers to become members. The aim of KCA membership is to increase the opportunities of members to network and to translate their work into improved clinical outcomes. There are substantial benefits to membership, including access to funding schemes exclusively available for KCA members. These currently include:

  • research equipment grants (approx $500k – $1m)
  • research infrastructure grants (approx $300k  x3yr)
  • research leader grants (approx $750k  x5yr)
  • future research leader grants (approx $250k  x5yr)
  • translational program grants (approx $750k  x5yr).


KCA members also have access to other funding streams:

  • clinical research fellowships (40% of research load x 3yr)
  • scholar awards (PhD)
  • clinical education scholarships (further training, mainly for nurses)
  • project grant funding.


Additional benefits for KCA members include:

  • the ability to make new collaborative  links with pre-clinical and clinical researchers
  • access to training courses (for clinical fellows)
  • access to clinical trials, bio-informatics and biostatistical support
  • access to unique cancer diagnostics, drug discovery, cell and gene therapy, and drug development facilities and expertise
  • the opportunity to attend regular educational forums
  • access one of the largest child cancer biobanks.