Anticancer drug CBL0137 is highly effective against the most common type of infant leukaemia

28/07/2019


Findings just published by our researchers reveal that anticancer drug CBL0137, previously shown to be active against many different cancers, is also highly effective against MLL-rearranged leukaemia, including the most common type of infant leukaemia.

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Therapy developed for Alzheimer’s Disease could offer hope to leukaemia patients

30/05/2019


In research published this week, scientists have found that a therapy originally developed to treat Alzheimer’s Disease could hold promise for children with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

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Science Spotlight: leukaemia stem cells

27/05/2019


Leukaemia is a cancer of the blood cells and bone marrow. In the case of acute myeloid leukaemia, it starts with a single cell known as a ‘leukaemia stem cell’. This cell is also thought to be responsible for relapse after treatment. So what do we know about it?

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Researcher travels 14,500 km to find better treatments for neuroblastoma

31/01/2019


Research Assistant Olivia Ciampa recently spent six months working in a collaborator’s lab at the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA. I asked her why she went there, what it was like, and what she achieved.

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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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Our researchers make a splash at the Sydney Cancer Conference

16/10/2018


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.

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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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Awareness Wednesday: Cancer Genomics

12/09/2018


This week we’re exploring cancer genomics. What is it, why is it important, and how can we use it to improve cancer treatment?

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Working together: visiting Chinese doctors discuss potential collaborations

15/08/2018


Last week we hosted a delegation of eight doctors from two leading Chinese children’s hospitals, opening up exciting possibilities for research and clinical collaborations

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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.

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