New imaging method could help treat and monitor neuroblastoma

19/11/2018


Our researchers have developed a method to measure the amount of copper inside neuroblastoma tumours. Published in the journal Theranostics, it offers a potential tool for treating and monitoring neuroblastoma.

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New drug OBI-3424 designated an ‘Orphan Drug’ to treat acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

19/10/2018


A drug called OBI-3424 has been designated an Orphan Drug by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, based predominantly on research carried out by our Leukaemia Biology Program.

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

05/10/2018


September marks Children’s Cancer Awareness Month, a time to bring awareness of the devastating effects of childhood cancer and raise vital funds for research into finding a cure. To commemorate, Children’s Cancer Institute has engaged in a variety of awareness and fundraising activities throughout the month.

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Tracking cancer with gold-coated nanoparticles

30/08/2018


Research published this week shows that gold-coated nanoparticles can be used to detect tiny amounts of cancer-related molecules in blood.

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$1 million funding boost for Zero Childhood Cancer program

11/05/2018


NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has announced a $1 million funding boost for the Zero Childhood Cancer program. The money will support an immunotherapy trial for children with brain cancer.

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Reining in a runaway gene in neuroblastoma

06/04/2018


Our scientists have found a way to rein in a cancer-causing gene called MYCN and slow down the growth of the childhood cancer neuroblastoma.

'cells with the normal amount of the MYCN gene (left), and cells with multiple copies of MYCN (right)

New role created for emerging research leaders

04/04/2018


We’re thrilled to announce a new role at Children’s Cancer Institute – Research Team Leader. Applications are now open for emerging research leaders who’d like to establish their own independent cancer research careers.

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Zero Childhood Cancer national clinical trial – 6 months on

22/03/2018


It’s six months since the Zero Childhood Cancer personalised medicine national clinical trial began. We'd like to share some of our progress with you.

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It’s in the delivery: researchers find a new way to target neuroblastoma

12/03/2018


Our researchers have used a tiny drug delivery vehicle to kill neuroblastoma cells without harming normal tissues.

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VR helps scientists ‘walk’ through cancer cells together

08/01/2018


Ground-breaking virtual reality (VR) technology is allowing multiple scientists to see inside a human cell at the same time.

'Nanoparticle landing on a cancer cell in virtual reality simulation. Credit: Prof John McGhee, UNSW