Ten of our researchers spent a successful and productive two days at the Sydney Cancer Conference at Darling Harbour last week. The work they presented was very well-received, with two speakers carrying off prizes.
September marks Children’s Cancer Awareness Month, a time to bring awareness of the devastating effects of childhood cancer and raise vital funds for research into finding a cure. To commemorate, Children’s Cancer Institute has engaged in a variety of awareness and fundraising activities throughout the month.
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.
September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness month. In a series of weekly blog posts throughout September, you’ll see how we’re using our strategy of ‘Discover and Translate’ to improve outcomes for kids with cancer.
On Tuesday, 40 school students from Canberra visited us to learn about cancer and how we’re working to cure it. For the budding scientists among them, it was a chance to find out what a career in medical research is really like.
A database of genetic information of more than 270 cancer models, encompassing 25 different childhood cancers, has just been made publicly available. Children’s Cancer Institute contributed 90 leukaemia models to this global effort.
The 2018 Live for Lily Butterfly Ball was held on 16 June in Melbourne’s Palladium at Crown. It was a fantastic evening and a huge success, raising much-needed funds to support our research.
We’ve just launched our Strategic Plan for 2018–2022. The culmination of months of consultation and thought, it provides a road map for achieving our vision as quickly as possible.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has announced a $1 million funding boost for the Zero Childhood Cancer program. The money will support an immunotherapy trial for children with brain cancer.
How does the future look for young Australians with cancer? According to a recent article by Cancer Institute NSW, it’s looking brighter, and our work’s playing a vital role.