$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.


Fighting fund for brain cancer aims to double survival


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.


Our science stars shine


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


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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Zero Childhood Cancer personalised medicine clinical trial launched


Today marked the opening of the national clinical trial for Zero Childhood Cancer, with about 400 children with high-risk cancers expected to participate over the next 3 years.

'Federal Health Minister, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, meets Ava and her mum Sherie in the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick.

Fighting childhood cancer a Federal Budget focus


Last night’s Federal Budget brought good news for Australian medical research into childhood cancer

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$6.6M for much-needed neuroblastoma research


Better targeted therapies for neuroblastoma are desperately needed. They’re now a step closer.


Kids’ cancer a priority


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


Grant success shows kids’ cancer research on right track


Research into leukaemic stem cells, childhood brain cancer DIPG and therapies for neuroblastoma will get a boost from Australia's peak medical research funding agency, NHMRC.

'DIPG researcher Dr Han Shen in the lab

We need better treatment for childhood cancer, with fewer side effects


Why is targeted treatment so vital for childhood cancer and what are the barriers to getting there? An article from The Conversation by two of our researcher-clinicians.

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