Prof Claire Wakefield is helping children with cancer and their families, ‘traverse the really scary, difficult time that is cancer treatment’

Prof Claire Wakefield is helping children with cancer and their families, ‘traverse the really scary, difficult time that is cancer treatment’

Professor Claire Wakefield leads one of Australia’s largest psycho-oncology research groups that is working towards improving the quality of life of families with children who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Prof Wakefield is head of the behavioural sciences unit for the Kids Cancer Centre at the Sydney Children’s Hospital.

She explains, “nobody wants to hear the words your child has cancer.”

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The Behavioural Sciences Unit research team. Photo credit: Claire Wakefield

Across the globe, over 300,000 children will be diagnosed with cancer each year. Cancer is second only to motor vehicle accidents for the leading cause of child deaths. These figures are undoubtedly shocking and upsetting, as it can be hard to comprehend a child going through such agony and emotional turmoil. Continue reading “Prof Claire Wakefield is helping children with cancer and their families, ‘traverse the really scary, difficult time that is cancer treatment’”

What Sarah Fisher learnt about magic, friendship and true happiness after starring as her late best friend in Kiss and Cry

What Sarah Fisher learnt about magic, friendship and true happiness after starring as her late best friend in Kiss and Cry

Sarah Fisher starred in the role of a lifetime as her late best friend Carley Allison, a singer and an aspiring Olympic figure skater, in the 2017 film Kiss and Cry. Continue reading “What Sarah Fisher learnt about magic, friendship and true happiness after starring as her late best friend in Kiss and Cry”