You Can Centres
Following a Senate Inquiry, Sony Foundation learned of the gap in care for young cancer patients in the 15-25
Sony Foundation launched the national youth cancer initiative ‘You Can’ to close the gap in care that currently
exists for 15-25 year olds with cancer establishing specialised youth cancer centres around Australia.
Eight years on has seen You Can continue to steadily advance across Australia with centres, programs and
Perth You Can Centre
Status: Donation of $1.8 million. Complete and fully operational You Can Centre at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Opened in 2013.
Melbourne You Can Centre
Status: Donation of $1.5 million. Complete and fully operational You Can Centre at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Opened in 2016.
Sydney You Can Centre
Status: Commitment of $1.5 million. Building in progress at the Prince of Wales Hospital. Opened March 2020.
Brisbane You Can Centre
Status: Commitment of $1.8 million. Soon-to-be finalised plans for construction of a fourth You Can Centre at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Opened in Q4 2019.
Sydney You Can Oncofertility Centre
Status: Funding of $400,000 towards free fertility preservation services for youth cancer patients at the Fertility & Research Centre, The Royal Hospital for Women Randwick Sydney. Project opening in Q3 2018.