May is Brain Cancer Awareness month. This is a great time to learn more about brain cancer, to help raise awareness of its importance and its impact, and to reflect on what we can do about it.
During this global pandemic, take a look inside our labs and see how we're continuing the vital research that is helping kids with cancer today as Libby Huang from our Minimal Residual Disease team provides a Diary of a Researcher.
An exciting new field in medical research is opening up. Called metallomics, it centres on the role that metal elements in our bodies (iron, magnesium and the like) play in our health.
Tuesday 4 February 2020 is World Cancer Day and marks the midpoint of a 3-year campaign called ‘I am. I will.’ What does that mean? It means that every single one of us has a role to play in fighting cancer.
More effective treatment is needed for many childhood cancers, few more so than high-risk neuroblastoma, a very aggressive and difficult-to-treat tumour found in young children and babies which kills more than 50% of those diagnosed.
Neuroblastoma can grow and spread in the body very aggressively, making it very difficult to treat. New research has shed important light on the factors at play in the metastasis of neuroblastoma, which could potentially lead to new treatment strategies.
After months of planning, consultation and preparation, today we launched our new research structure.
Thursday 26 September is the inaugural Childhood Brain Cancer Awareness Day. This year, we shine a light on Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), the most devastating of all childhood cancers.
Our researchers have discovered that a gene called JMJD6 plays an important role in the most aggressive form of neuroblastoma. What’s more, they’ve developed a targeted treatment against it.
Looking for a PhD scheme that combines outstanding supervision, an exceptional research environment and an individualised professional development plan? The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme 2020 is now open. Only those determined to make a difference in the world need apply.