Our Charity Work
Childhood Cancer Support provides something that every family needs in a crisis – a home away from home for the whole family; a place where all the family can be together during a very challenging time.
Childhood Cancer Support is one of a kind – a family focused organisation offering regional families a place to call home while their child is undergoing lifesaving cancer treatment in Brisbane. We understand that families dealing with childhood cancer need access to a range of support services to help them cope. All Childhood Cancer Support and oncology families can access our free services including transport, emotional support, recreational therapies and social activities.
Garvan’s mission is to make significant contributions to medical research that will change the directions of science and medicine and have major impacts on human health. Garvan strives to enhance and develop research programs that combine fundamental science with strong clinical interactions.
Garvan’s Research Scope
Research at Garvan is focused upon understanding the role of genes and molecular and cellular processes in health and disease as the basis for developing future preventions, treatments and cures.
For over 50 years, significant breakthroughs have been achieved by Garvan scientists in the understanding and treatment of diseases such as:
- Diabetes and obesity
- Neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, hearing loss, mental illnesses and eating disorders
- Immunological diseases such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and Sjogren’s syndrome
Garvan’s ultimate goal is prevention, treatment or cure of these major diseases.