What the Behavioural Sciences Unit does
Until a cure for all childhood cancers has been found, it is our mandate to improve hospital initiatives to better support patients and their families from diagnosis to survivorship and bereavement.
To this end, the Behavioural Sciences Unit (BSU) was established in 2001 to conduct research studies that cover all psycho-social and behavioural aspects of paediatric cancer. The Unit is part of, and supported by, the Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children's Hospital.
The Behavioural Sciences Unit is proudly supported by the following granting bodies:
Kids With Cancer Foundation
Cancer Council New South Wales
(with the support of the Estate of the Late Harry McPaul)
Cancer Institute NSW
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Kids Cancer Alliance
The Kids Cancer Project
Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation
Australian and New Zealand Children's Haemotology and Oncology Group (ANZCHOG)
The Behavioural Sciences Unit is proudly supported by the Kids with Cancer Foundation Australia.
Ursula-Sansom Daly wins Top 5 under 40 award!
Dr Ursula received a Top 5 Under 40 Award (ABC/UNSW) in 2017, for her research on adjusting to life after cancer as a young person!
Read more here.
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Dr Sansom-Daly is interviewed on our Recapture Life study
Dr Ursula Sansom-Daly was interviewed by Dr Bradley J. Zebrack (the University of Michigan) at the 2015 IPOS conference in August, regarding the provision of supportive care services to meet the unique needs of adolescents and young adults with cancer.
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Our long term follow-up study features on the radio
Prof Claire Wakefield and Prof Richard Cohn were each interviewed on the radio recently, regarding the BSU's long term follow-up study. The two interviews followed on from this weeks Clinical Oncology Society of Australia's 41st Annual Scientific Meeting, held in Melbourne, where Prof Cohn presented early findings from the study.
Prof Claire Wakefield and Dr Ursula Sansom-Daly win two prestigious awards at the Cancer Institute Premier's award night
Left to right: Ursula Sansom-Daly, Professor Michelle Haber and Prof Claire Wakefield