Teaching kids how to Kick Cancer’s Butt

26/07/2018


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.

'Dr Caroline Atkinson explains what cancer research involves

A global effort to improve childhood cancer treatment

13/07/2018


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.

'Running happy kids in green field during summer time

Live for Lily Butterfly Ball fundraiser a huge success

26/06/2018


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.

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We’ve created our road map for the next five years

30/05/2018


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.

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$1 million funding boost for Zero Childhood Cancer program

11/05/2018


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.

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The past, present and future for young Australians with cancer

01/05/2018


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.

'Maddy lying on grass beside a kite

Zero Childhood Cancer national clinical trial – 6 months on

22/03/2018


It’s six months since the Zero Childhood Cancer personalised medicine national clinical trial began. We'd like to share some of our progress with you.

'Running happy kids in green field during summer time

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.

'Marion at the beach

VR helps scientists ‘walk’ through cancer cells together

08/01/2018


Ground-breaking virtual reality (VR) technology is allowing multiple scientists to see inside a human cell at the same time.

'Nanoparticle landing on a cancer cell in virtual reality simulation. Credit: Prof John McGhee, UNSW

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.

'Associate Professor Rosemary Sutton