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.
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.
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.
Money raised by the Sydney Airport Community Christmas Giving Appeal will support an innovative project to find better treatments for neuroblastoma.
Congratulations to Aria Ahmed-Cox, who has been awarded a Scientia PhD scholarship to optimise nanoparticles that carry drugs inside cancer cells.
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.
This week our higher degree students presented their research at the 5th annual UNSW Paediatric Research Week.
Two of our top researchers have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to science and innovation.
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.
We joined forces with McDonald Jones Homes and Walker Corporation to undertake an extraordinary challenge – building a house in 28 days.