Twenty-six police officers and one cancer researcher took to the skies last Sunday to raise funds for childhood cancer research. The inaugural Great Cop Drop was inspired by Isla, a little girl diagnosed with leukaemia four years ago.
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.
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.
Olivia Lambert was a bright and happy little girl with an infectious smile and a fun-loving spirit. Diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma at age two and a half, she fought the disease bravely for six years. Her legacy and spirit continue with the appointment of Dr Joshua McCarroll as the Olivia Lambert Team Leader.
Last week we hosted a delegation of eight doctors from two leading Chinese children’s hospitals, opening up exciting possibilities for research and clinical collaborations
Last week, we excitedly gathered together here at Children's Cancer Institute to Host A Roast and get behind a great initiative led by our corporate partner, Steggles, to help support Australian Children's Charities, including us. Some felt like it was Christmas come early!
The 9th International Nanomedicine Conference was held last week in Coogee, Sydney. Some of our researchers were there, showcasing their research and networking with colleagues from near and far.
The 2018 Live for Lily Butterfly Ball was held on 16 June in Melbourne’s Palladium at Crown. It was a fantastic evening and a huge success, raising much-needed funds to support our research.
Our PhD students stopped their experiments and ‘retreated’ from the lab for two days last week. The annual Student Retreat is an opportunity to share experiences, learn new skills and think about the future.
Last week a group of our scientists were in San Francisco attending The Advances in Neuroblastoma Research (ANR) conference. One of them, Dr Jayne Murray, tells us about it.