Our researchers combine an old drug with a new one to starve neuroblastoma

18/02/2019


Our researchers have found a way to dramatically slow neuroblastoma growth, using a combination of drugs that starves cells of essential nutrients called polyamines.

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Fundamental mechanism behind chemotherapy resistance revealed

17/12/2018


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.

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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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Tracking cancer with gold-coated nanoparticles

30/08/2018


Research published this week shows that gold-coated nanoparticles can be used to detect tiny amounts of cancer-related molecules in blood.

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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)

It’s in the delivery: researchers find a new way to target neuroblastoma

12/03/2018


Our researchers have used a tiny drug delivery vehicle to kill neuroblastoma cells without harming normal tissues.

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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.

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How we’re stopping neuroblastoma’s blood supply in its tracks

11/08/2017


Blood vessels supply the fuel needed for rapid tumour growth and spread. But what happens when the network is disrupted?

'Dr Orazio Vittorio discusses his research with SBS journalist Michelle Rimmer

Sights set on an aggressive childhood leukaemia

17/07/2017


Our latest research is providing ammunition to target the rare but aggressive MLLr leukaemia subtype.

'Mother holding a baby's hand during treatment

Childhood cancers defy current understanding

21/06/2017


A surprising discovery transforms our thinking about one of the ‘universal features’ of cancer.

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