Zero Childhood Cancer national clinical trial – 6 months on

22/03/2018


It’s six months since the Zero Childhood Cancer personalised medicine national clinical trial began. We'd like to share some of our progress with you.

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VR helps scientists ‘walk’ through cancer cells together

08/01/2018


Ground-breaking virtual reality (VR) technology is allowing multiple scientists to see inside a human cell at the same time.

'Nanoparticle landing on a cancer cell in virtual reality simulation. Credit: Prof John McGhee, UNSW

How specific DNA ‘microdeletions’ help predict leukaemia relapse

11/12/2017


If doctors can reliably tell which children are most likely to get their leukaemia back, they can offer more intensive treatment options to prevent it.

'Associate Professor Rosemary Sutton

Proud of our PhD students

17/11/2017


This week our higher degree students presented their research at the 5th annual UNSW Paediatric Research Week.

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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.

'MRI brain scan (image: iStock)

WA says ‘G’day’ to Zero Childhood Cancer program

06/11/2017


WA children with the most aggressive cancers will benefit from an Australian-first personalised medicine clinical trial.

'Dr Nick Gottardo, Head of the Paediatric Oncology and Haematology Department at Princess Margaret Hospital and co-Head of Brain Tumour Research at Telethon Kids Institute

Potential leukaemia drug excites international researchers

02/11/2017


We presented exciting results from preclinical drug testing at a cancer conference this week in the US.

'Prof Richard Lock (second from left) at conference

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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Our science stars shine

25/10/2017


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

18/10/2017


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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