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

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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How a dad’s insights can help research

11/10/2017


Parents of children with cancer are shaping our research. Violet's dad, our guest blogger Craig Box, explains how.

'The Box family

Awareness Wednesday: testing our results

13/09/2017


In this second post in our series for Childhood Cancer Awareness month, see how we apply the basics about childhood cancer to search for better treatments.

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