World First: Australian child first in the world to trial new brain cancer treatment

16 year old Adam is the first patient in the world to trial a new brain cancer treatment. This world-first cancer treatment trial, tackling a rare and debilitating paediatric brain tumour commenced at the Perth Children’s Hospital. Adam will be joined by more than 30 other children across the world to trial a treatment for Adamantinomatous Craniopharyngioma (ACP) over the next two years.

The new study, “CONNECT1905” is co-funded by the Robert Connor Dawes Foundation and Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer Foundation

The new study, “CONNECT1905”, developed by the international clinical trials group, the COllaborative Network for NEuro-oncology Clinical Trials (CONNECT), seeks to identify better ways to treat and improve outcomes for children with recurrent and progressive ACP. The Australian sponsor for the study, the Australian and New Zealand Children’s Haematology and Oncology Group (ANZCHOG) is thrilled to partner with CONNECT to offer the global trial at several Australian childhood cancer centres.

We’re proud to be able to support ground breaking research developed by the international clinical trials group CONNECT & ANZCHOG. We wish Adam all the best with his treatment.

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