Our researchers make a splash at the Sydney Cancer Conference

16/10/2018


Ten of our researchers spent a successful and productive two days at the Sydney Cancer Conference at Darling Harbour last week. The work they presented was very well-received, with two speakers carrying off prizes.

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A global effort to improve childhood cancer treatment

13/07/2018


A database of genetic information of more than 270 cancer models, encompassing 25 different childhood cancers, has just been made publicly available. Children’s Cancer Institute contributed 90 leukaemia models to this global effort.

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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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Sydney Airport Community helps neuroblastoma research take off

01/03/2018


Money raised by the Sydney Airport Community Christmas Giving Appeal will support an innovative project to find better treatments for neuroblastoma.

'(left to right): Geoff Culbert, CEO of Sydney Airport; Floyd Larsen, CEO of Cure Cancer Australia; Dr Orazio Vittorio of Children’s Cancer Institute; Philip Corne, Chairman of Cure Cancer Australia.

Prestigious PhD scholarship awarded to advance nanoparticle research

01/02/2018


Congratulations to Aria Ahmed-Cox, who has been awarded a Scientia PhD scholarship to optimise nanoparticles that carry drugs inside cancer cells.

'Aria with her PhD supervisor Professor Maria Kavallaris

A very techie Christmas

28/11/2017


We’ve already started opening our presents. Christmas has come early as new technologies take their place in our labs, promising to speed up childhood cancer research.

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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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Our science stars shine

25/10/2017


Two of our top researchers have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to science and innovation.

'Prof Maria Kavallaris receives her 2017 NSW Premier's Prize for Science and Engineering from NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian (image: Office of NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer).

Resistance is futile: The MRP1 story

18/10/2017


How we got to now in our understanding of MRP1, a protein that ejects chemotherapy drugs from tumour cells and stops them stopping cancer. We're exploring future drugs that target it.

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Building for a Cure brick by brick

28/09/2017


We joined forces with McDonald Jones Homes and Walker Corporation to undertake an extraordinary challenge – building a house in 28 days.

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