Our researchers make a splash at the Sydney Cancer Conference


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.


Awareness Wednesday: Drug Discovery


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.


Teaching kids how to Kick Cancer’s Butt


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

We made great strides with childhood leukaemia – we can do the same for brain cancer


Brain cancers are the leading disease-related cause of death in Australian children. In this article, first published in The Conversation, A/Prof David Ziegler explains what we can learn from improving childhood leukaemia survival.

'MRI brain scan (image: iStock)

Changing the future for children with brain cancer


Brain tumours are among the deadliest childhood cancers and Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) one of the most aggressive. But we’re making progress in the search for effective treatments.

'Researchers in the laboratory

Emerging researchers: Han Shen, postdoctoral researcher


In the second post in a series profiling our emerging researchers, we meet Dr Han Shen who's researching treatments for children with a terrible cancer.

'DIPG researcher Dr Han Shen in the lab

Kicking goals for brain cancer research


An award for our brain cancer team recognises research into one of the nastiest childhood cancers. Our team will test potential new treatments on tiny soccer balls of cells.


Kids’ cancer a priority


Children’s cancers are a focus for three priority-driven research grants announced this week by Cancer Australia.


Congratulations to our new Associate Professors


Showing it's not just genes that get promoted, we congratulate two of our research leaders for their promotion as UNSW academics, a tribute to their significant research achievements.

'Associate Professor Tao Liu

Birthday gift for brain cancer research


A surprise birthday gift of $189,000 will help us work on improving treatment for one of the deadliest childhood cancers.

'DIPG collaborative cheque presentation