New imaging method could help treat and monitor neuroblastoma

19/11/2018


Our researchers have developed a method to measure the amount of copper inside neuroblastoma tumours. Published in the journal Theranostics, it offers a potential tool for treating and monitoring neuroblastoma.

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A little girl’s legacy: Olivia Lambert Team Leader appointed

28/09/2018


Olivia Lambert was a bright and happy little girl with an infectious smile and a fun-loving spirit. Diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma at age two and a half, she fought the disease bravely for six years. Her legacy and spirit continue with the appointment of Dr Joshua McCarroll as the Olivia Lambert Team Leader.

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Awareness Wednesday: Drug Discovery

19/09/2018


This week we’re looking at Drug Discovery – the development of new cancer treatments. Because it’s only with more effective, less toxic cancer drugs that we’ll be able to save the life of every child with cancer and improve their long-term health.

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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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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.

'cells with the normal amount of the MYCN gene (left), and cells with multiple copies of MYCN (right)

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.

Meet a Researcher: Q&A with Dr Marion Le Grand

15/02/2018


Dr Marion Le Grand is a Research Officer in our Tumour Biology and Targeting Program. She tells us what she does, and why she came all the way from France to do it.

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Lexie’s Christmas

07/12/2017


Without treatment, Lexie had two weeks to live. Overnight she became ‘the kid with cancer’.

'Lexie asleep in hospital