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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Forging new alliances to tackle childhood cancer

23/05/2018


Our scientists have been forging alliances in China that will open the door to research collaborations and speed the progress of childhood cancer research.

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Neuroblastoma researchers build bridges in San Francisco

15/05/2018


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.

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My first Mother’s Day without Byron

11/05/2018


In the approach to Mother’s Day, one of our incredible supporters, Sasha, contacted us about some words she had written as she was thinking about the approach of her first Mother’s Day without her son Byron. Byron sadly passed away from Neuroblastoma on the 12th August 2017, just 9 days before his 3rd birthday.

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$1 million funding boost for Zero Childhood Cancer program


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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Dr Toby Trahair – childhood cancer researcher and fundraiser with Tour de Cure

26/04/2018


One of our Clinical Research Fellows, Dr Toby Trahair, is taking part in the Tour de Cure Signature Tour 2018 which starts on Friday 27th April, raising money for cancer research by cycling 1110km from Mackay to Cairns.

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My daughter’s cancer journey

23/04/2018


Mackenzie was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) at just 9 years old. Her mum, Errin, has recently spoken about Mackenzie’s journey.

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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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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.

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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.