$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

How specific DNA ‘microdeletions’ help predict leukaemia relapse

11/12/2017


If doctors can reliably tell which children are most likely to get their leukaemia back, they can offer more intensive treatment options to prevent it.

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Proud of our PhD students

17/11/2017


This week our higher degree students presented their research at the 5th annual UNSW Paediatric Research Week.

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We made great strides with childhood leukaemia – we can do the same for brain cancer

10/11/2017


Brain cancers are the leading disease-related cause of death in Australian children. In this article, first published in The Conversation, A/Prof David Ziegler explains what we can learn from improving childhood leukaemia survival.

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WA says ‘G’day’ to Zero Childhood Cancer program

06/11/2017


WA children with the most aggressive cancers will benefit from an Australian-first personalised medicine clinical trial.

'Dr Nick Gottardo, Head of the Paediatric Oncology and Haematology Department at Princess Margaret Hospital and co-Head of Brain Tumour Research at Telethon Kids Institute