In focus: Brain cancer in kids

12/05/2020


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.

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DIPG: Shining a light on the deadliest childhood cancer

26/09/2019


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.

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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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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.

'Dr Caroline Atkinson explains what cancer research involves

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

10/11/2017


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.

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Changing the future for children with brain cancer

02/06/2017


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.

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Emerging researchers: Han Shen, postdoctoral researcher

30/05/2017


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

02/03/2017


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.

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Kids’ cancer a priority

16/12/2016


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

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