Our researchers combine an old drug with a new one to starve neuroblastoma

18/02/2019


Our researchers have found a way to dramatically slow neuroblastoma growth, using a combination of drugs that starves cells of essential nutrients called polyamines.

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Fundamental mechanism behind chemotherapy resistance revealed

17/12/2018


Groundbreaking research from our Leukaemia Biology Program has revealed how acute lymphoblastic leukaemia can become resistant to a class of anti-cancer drugs called glucocorticoids.

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Partnerships: Cancer Therapeutics CRC

13/12/2018


Curing childhood cancer requires global effort. In this new blog series, you’ll meet some of the many national and international partners who are working with us to make it happen. We’ll start with Cancer Therapeutics CRC.

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New drug OBI-3424 designated an ‘Orphan Drug’ to treat acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

19/10/2018


A drug called OBI-3424 has been designated an Orphan Drug by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, based predominantly on research carried out by our Leukaemia Biology Program.

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Awareness Wednesday: Immunotherapy

26/09/2018


This week we’re looking at immunotherapy. Harnessing the power of the immune system against cancer is yielding some amazing results. So what are the promises and challenges of immunotherapy?

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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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Awareness Wednesday: Discover and Translate

05/09/2018


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.

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Tracking cancer with gold-coated nanoparticles

30/08/2018


Research published this week shows that gold-coated nanoparticles can be used to detect tiny amounts of cancer-related molecules in blood.

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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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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.

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