In focus: Brain cancer in kids


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.


Diary of a Researcher


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.


Science Spotlight: Metallomics


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.


World Cancer Day 2020: we are, and we will


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.


Research boosts progress towards personalised cancer treatment


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 research points to new possibilities in treatment


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.


Our new research structure


After months of planning, consultation and preparation, today we launched our new research structure.


DIPG: Shining a light on the deadliest childhood cancer


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.


New gene found in neuroblastoma offers possibility of targeted treatment


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.


UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme 2020 now open


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.