Let’s talk about nanomedicine

05/07/2018


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.

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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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New hope for children’s brain cancer

17/04/2018


A childhood brain cancer called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is currently incurable. Our researchers have identified a new treatment that may help change that.

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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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Fighting fund for brain cancer aims to double survival

30/10/2017


In a landmark moment for brain cancer research, the Australian Government has established a $100 million fund to search for cures and support clinical trials.

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Awareness Wednesday: testing our results

13/09/2017


In this second post in our series for Childhood Cancer Awareness month, see how we apply the basics about childhood cancer to search for better treatments.

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Changing the future for children with brain cancer

02/06/2017


Brain tumours are among the deadliest childhood cancers and Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) one of the most aggressive. But we’re making progress in the search for effective treatments.

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Emerging researchers: Han Shen, postdoctoral researcher

30/05/2017


In the second post in a series profiling our emerging researchers, we meet Dr Han Shen who's researching treatments for children with a terrible cancer.

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Kicking goals for brain cancer research

02/03/2017


An award for our brain cancer team recognises research into one of the nastiest childhood cancers. Our team will test potential new treatments on tiny soccer balls of cells.

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Kids’ cancer a priority

16/12/2016


Children’s cancers are a focus for three priority-driven research grants announced this week by Cancer Australia.

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