Tuesday 4 February 2020 is World Cancer Day and marks the midpoint of a 3-year campaign called ‘I am. I will.’ What does that mean? It means that every single one of us has a role to play in fighting cancer.
Findings just published by our researchers reveal that anticancer drug CBL0137, previously shown to be active against many different cancers, is also highly effective against MLL-rearranged leukaemia, including the most common type of infant leukaemia.
In research published this week, scientists have found that a therapy originally developed to treat Alzheimer’s Disease could hold promise for children with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
Leukaemia is a cancer of the blood cells and bone marrow. In the case of acute myeloid leukaemia, it starts with a single cell known as a ‘leukaemia stem cell’. This cell is also thought to be responsible for relapse after treatment. So what do we know about it?
Last year we recruited our first two Team Leaders in a newly created role. One of them was Dr Charles de Bock. He was working in Belgium at the time but has since returned to Australia, and he took up the Team Leader position last month. Let’s find out something about him.
Groundbreaking research from our Leukaemia Biology Program has revealed how acute lymphoblastic leukaemia can become resistant to a class of anti-cancer drugs called glucocorticoids.
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.
A drug called OBI-3424 has been designated an Orphan Drug by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, based predominantly on research carried out by our Leukaemia Biology Program.
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.
Mackenzie was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) at just 9 years old. Her mum, Errin, has recently spoken about Mackenzie’s journey.