Lindsay Foundation partners with Cure Kids to support the Precision Paediatric Cancer Project

19 November, 2019

LINDSAY FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH CURE KIDS TO SUPPORT THE PRECISION PAEDIATRIC CANCER PROJECT

Cure Kids is pleased to announce $250,000 of funding has been donated by the Lindsay Foundation to expand the recently launched Paediatric Precision Cancer Project.

The Paediatric Precision Cancer Project is a New Zealand-wide clinical programme, led by paediatric haematologist-oncologist Dr Andy Wood from the University of Auckland, that uses whole genome sequencing as a targeted therapy approach for children with hard to treat cancers.

This funding will deliver cutting edge diagnostics – not otherwise available – to children and adolescents who are in the most desperate of situations, and will accelerate New Zealand’s capacity in clinical cancer genomics and testing. The aim is to improve survival rates and give child cancer patients the best possible quality of life.

Cure Kids CEO Frances Benge says “We are thrilled that our partnership with the Lindsay Foundation will enable significant expansion of Dr Andy Wood’s work. Together, Cure Kids, the Child Cancer Foundation and Lindsay can make a real difference to children with difficult-to-treat and relapsed cancers, allowing more personalised treatments here in New Zealand.”

About Lindsay Foundation

The Lindsay Foundation is a philanthropic foundation started by the Lindsay family that aims to support those who selflessly aspire to help, guide and assist others. Their mission is to support Kiwi individuals and organisations who aspire to make a positive difference in New Zealand.