We're searching for answers to some of childhood's diseases, conditions and issues. In addition to our four research focus areas (Aboriginal Health, Brain and Behaviour, Chronic and Severe Diseases, Early Environment), you can also discover more about specific research we're involved in and the technology we use.
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The Chronic and Severe Diseases Research Focus Area consists of four programs: Cancer, Diabetes and Obesity, Genetics and Rare Diseases, and Respiratory Health.
Chronic and Severe Diseases is a Research Focus Area (RFA) which focuses on diseases in children that require a very different investigation and treatment to similar conditions in adults.
Childhood cancers, diabetes, respiratory conditions and rare diseases can be debilitating and often life threatening. Effective intervention and prevention requires an understanding of the complex interactions between genetic and environmental factors, as well as a focus on better ways of diagnosing, treating and controlling disease at the individual and population level.
The following programs make up the different areas this Research Focus Area focuses on. Each of these related programs consists of a number of specialised related teams of researchers.