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Blocking copper uptake in tumour cells may be clue to boosting immune system – fighting the deadliest of cancers

While immunotherapy, a treatment that works through a patient’s immune system to kill the cancers, has proven to be a breakthrough for many cancer patients, offering real hope and for some even a...

Blocking copper uptake in tumour cells may be clue to boosting immune system – fighting the deadliest of cancers

August 7, 2020

Australian researchers have discovered how an affordable and currently available drug - which removes copper from the blood can destroy some of the deadliest cancers that are resistant to immunotherapy.

Targeting stem cells: the path to curing poor-prognosis leukaemia

June 19, 2020

Researchers at Children’s Cancer Institute have discovered what could prove a new and improved way to treat the poor-prognosis blood cancer, acute myeloid leukaemia or AML.

Australia to lead world-first trial in children with brain cancer

June 9, 2020

Australia will join an international clinical trial to test a new treatment in children with brain cancer, due to launch later this year.

$67m Funding Collaboration: All Australian Children with Cancer to Access World Class, Personalised Medicine

April 30, 2020

The Commonwealth Government together with Minderoo Foundation today announced funding of $67 million to expand the internationally recognised Zero Childhood Cancer personalised medicine program (ZERO) - ensuring all Australian children and young people diagnosed with cancer are given the greatest chance of survival.

Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride cancelled

March 31, 2020

For the health and wellbeing of our community, we regret to announce that the 2020 Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride is cancelled.

An update on our life-saving research

March 25, 2020

An update from Professor Michelle Haber AM, Executive Director of Children's Cancer Institute

Children’s cancer researcher awarded NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year

March 5, 2020

Professor Maria Kavallaris AM, a leading childhood cancer researcher and a pioneer of nanomedicine in Australia, has been announced as the 2020 NSW Premier's Woman of the Year.

International research collaboration reveals promising drug candidate for treatment of blood cancers

January 16, 2020

An international research collaboration between the United States and Australia has revealed a promising new drug which could treat high-risk leukaemia.

New therapy shows ‘dramatic’ effect against worst leukaemias

December 10, 2019

A collaborative research effort by Australian and US scientists has led to the discovery of a promising new approach to treating some of the worst types of leukaemia, including an aggressive leukaemia that mostly affects babies.

Researchers find new way to target childhood cancer

November 18, 2019

An Australian-led international research effort has broken fresh ground in the race to find more effective treatments for the childhood cancer neuroblastoma.

Children’s Cancer Institute welcome the Governor-General and Linda Hurley as Patrons

September 4, 2019

Children’s Cancer Institute is pleased to welcome His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of Australia and Mrs Hurley as Patrons.

New gene found for a deadly childhood cancer offers possibility of targeted drug therapy

July 31, 2019

Australian researchers from Children’s Cancer Institute have discovered a gene that plays an important role in the childhood cancer neuroblastoma, and have developed a targeted therapy against it.

Australian researchers find chink in the armour of one of the most aggressive leukaemia types

July 28, 2019

A team from Children's Cancer Institute has found a drug that offers new hope to infants with one of the most aggressive forms of leukaemia.

New research paves the way for safer leukaemia treatments

May 30, 2019

An international team of researchers has discovered a new and much safer way to treat a type of leukaemia that mainly affects children: T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL).

Minderoo Foundation’s $5 million donation to Zero Childhood Cancer will help kids like Jack beat brain cancer

May 15, 2019

Today Minderoo Foundation’s Eliminate Cancer initiative announced a $5 million partnership with Zero to help scale the program in Australia, drive further research into personalised medicine in childhood cancer and help established standardised international protocols.


Blocking copper uptake in tumour cells may be clue to boosting immune system – fighting the deadliest of cancers

August 7, 2020

Australian researchers have discovered how an affordable and currently available drug - which removes copper from the blood can destroy some of the deadliest cancers that are resistant to immunotherapy.

Targeting stem cells: the path to curing poor-prognosis leukaemia

June 19, 2020

Researchers at Children’s Cancer Institute have discovered what could prove a new and improved way to treat the poor-prognosis blood cancer, acute myeloid leukaemia or AML.

Australia to lead world-first trial in children with brain cancer

June 9, 2020

Australia will join an international clinical trial to test a new treatment in children with brain cancer, due to launch later this year.

$67m Funding Collaboration: All Australian Children with Cancer to Access World Class, Personalised Medicine

April 30, 2020

The Commonwealth Government together with Minderoo Foundation today announced funding of $67 million to expand the internationally recognised Zero Childhood Cancer personalised medicine program (ZERO) - ensuring all Australian children and young people diagnosed with cancer are given the greatest chance of survival.

Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride cancelled

March 31, 2020

For the health and wellbeing of our community, we regret to announce that the 2020 Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride is cancelled.

An update on our life-saving research

March 25, 2020

An update from Professor Michelle Haber AM, Executive Director of Children's Cancer Institute

Children’s cancer researcher awarded NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year

March 5, 2020

Professor Maria Kavallaris AM, a leading childhood cancer researcher and a pioneer of nanomedicine in Australia, has been announced as the 2020 NSW Premier's Woman of the Year.

International research collaboration reveals promising drug candidate for treatment of blood cancers

January 16, 2020

An international research collaboration between the United States and Australia has revealed a promising new drug which could treat high-risk leukaemia.

New therapy shows ‘dramatic’ effect against worst leukaemias

December 10, 2019

A collaborative research effort by Australian and US scientists has led to the discovery of a promising new approach to treating some of the worst types of leukaemia, including an aggressive leukaemia that mostly affects babies.

Researchers find new way to target childhood cancer

November 18, 2019

An Australian-led international research effort has broken fresh ground in the race to find more effective treatments for the childhood cancer neuroblastoma.

Children’s Cancer Institute welcome the Governor-General and Linda Hurley as Patrons

September 4, 2019

Children’s Cancer Institute is pleased to welcome His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of Australia and Mrs Hurley as Patrons.

New gene found for a deadly childhood cancer offers possibility of targeted drug therapy

July 31, 2019

Australian researchers from Children’s Cancer Institute have discovered a gene that plays an important role in the childhood cancer neuroblastoma, and have developed a targeted therapy against it.

Australian researchers find chink in the armour of one of the most aggressive leukaemia types

July 28, 2019

A team from Children's Cancer Institute has found a drug that offers new hope to infants with one of the most aggressive forms of leukaemia.

New research paves the way for safer leukaemia treatments

May 30, 2019

An international team of researchers has discovered a new and much safer way to treat a type of leukaemia that mainly affects children: T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL).

Minderoo Foundation’s $5 million donation to Zero Childhood Cancer will help kids like Jack beat brain cancer

May 15, 2019

Today Minderoo Foundation’s Eliminate Cancer initiative announced a $5 million partnership with Zero to help scale the program in Australia, drive further research into personalised medicine in childhood cancer and help established standardised international protocols.


Blocking copper uptake in tumour cells may be clue to boosting immune system – fighting the deadliest of cancers

August 7, 2020

Australian researchers have discovered how an affordable and currently available drug - which removes copper from the blood can destroy some of the deadliest cancers that are resistant to immunotherapy.

Targeting stem cells: the path to curing poor-prognosis leukaemia

June 19, 2020

Researchers at Children’s Cancer Institute have discovered what could prove a new and improved way to treat the poor-prognosis blood cancer, acute myeloid leukaemia or AML.

Australia to lead world-first trial in children with brain cancer

June 9, 2020

Australia will join an international clinical trial to test a new treatment in children with brain cancer, due to launch later this year.

$67m Funding Collaboration: All Australian Children with Cancer to Access World Class, Personalised Medicine

April 30, 2020

The Commonwealth Government together with Minderoo Foundation today announced funding of $67 million to expand the internationally recognised Zero Childhood Cancer personalised medicine program (ZERO) - ensuring all Australian children and young people diagnosed with cancer are given the greatest chance of survival.

Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride cancelled

March 31, 2020

For the health and wellbeing of our community, we regret to announce that the 2020 Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride is cancelled.

An update on our life-saving research

March 25, 2020

An update from Professor Michelle Haber AM, Executive Director of Children's Cancer Institute

Children’s cancer researcher awarded NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year

March 5, 2020

Professor Maria Kavallaris AM, a leading childhood cancer researcher and a pioneer of nanomedicine in Australia, has been announced as the 2020 NSW Premier's Woman of the Year.

International research collaboration reveals promising drug candidate for treatment of blood cancers

January 16, 2020

An international research collaboration between the United States and Australia has revealed a promising new drug which could treat high-risk leukaemia.

New therapy shows ‘dramatic’ effect against worst leukaemias

December 10, 2019

A collaborative research effort by Australian and US scientists has led to the discovery of a promising new approach to treating some of the worst types of leukaemia, including an aggressive leukaemia that mostly affects babies.

Researchers find new way to target childhood cancer

November 18, 2019

An Australian-led international research effort has broken fresh ground in the race to find more effective treatments for the childhood cancer neuroblastoma.

Children’s Cancer Institute welcome the Governor-General and Linda Hurley as Patrons

September 4, 2019

Children’s Cancer Institute is pleased to welcome His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of Australia and Mrs Hurley as Patrons.

New gene found for a deadly childhood cancer offers possibility of targeted drug therapy

July 31, 2019

Australian researchers from Children’s Cancer Institute have discovered a gene that plays an important role in the childhood cancer neuroblastoma, and have developed a targeted therapy against it.

Australian researchers find chink in the armour of one of the most aggressive leukaemia types

July 28, 2019

A team from Children's Cancer Institute has found a drug that offers new hope to infants with one of the most aggressive forms of leukaemia.

New research paves the way for safer leukaemia treatments

May 30, 2019

An international team of researchers has discovered a new and much safer way to treat a type of leukaemia that mainly affects children: T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL).

Minderoo Foundation’s $5 million donation to Zero Childhood Cancer will help kids like Jack beat brain cancer

May 15, 2019

Today Minderoo Foundation’s Eliminate Cancer initiative announced a $5 million partnership with Zero to help scale the program in Australia, drive further research into personalised medicine in childhood cancer and help established standardised international protocols.


Blocking copper uptake in tumour cells may be clue to boosting immune system – fighting the deadliest of cancers

August 7, 2020

Australian researchers have discovered how an affordable and currently available drug - which removes copper from the blood can destroy some of the deadliest cancers that are resistant to immunotherapy.

Targeting stem cells: the path to curing poor-prognosis leukaemia

June 19, 2020

Researchers at Children’s Cancer Institute have discovered what could prove a new and improved way to treat the poor-prognosis blood cancer, acute myeloid leukaemia or AML.

Australia to lead world-first trial in children with brain cancer

June 9, 2020

Australia will join an international clinical trial to test a new treatment in children with brain cancer, due to launch later this year.

$67m Funding Collaboration: All Australian Children with Cancer to Access World Class, Personalised Medicine

April 30, 2020

The Commonwealth Government together with Minderoo Foundation today announced funding of $67 million to expand the internationally recognised Zero Childhood Cancer personalised medicine program (ZERO) - ensuring all Australian children and young people diagnosed with cancer are given the greatest chance of survival.

Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride cancelled

March 31, 2020

For the health and wellbeing of our community, we regret to announce that the 2020 Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride is cancelled.

An update on our life-saving research

March 25, 2020

An update from Professor Michelle Haber AM, Executive Director of Children's Cancer Institute

Children’s cancer researcher awarded NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year

March 5, 2020

Professor Maria Kavallaris AM, a leading childhood cancer researcher and a pioneer of nanomedicine in Australia, has been announced as the 2020 NSW Premier's Woman of the Year.

International research collaboration reveals promising drug candidate for treatment of blood cancers

January 16, 2020

An international research collaboration between the United States and Australia has revealed a promising new drug which could treat high-risk leukaemia.

New therapy shows ‘dramatic’ effect against worst leukaemias

December 10, 2019

A collaborative research effort by Australian and US scientists has led to the discovery of a promising new approach to treating some of the worst types of leukaemia, including an aggressive leukaemia that mostly affects babies.

Researchers find new way to target childhood cancer

November 18, 2019

An Australian-led international research effort has broken fresh ground in the race to find more effective treatments for the childhood cancer neuroblastoma.

Children’s Cancer Institute welcome the Governor-General and Linda Hurley as Patrons

September 4, 2019

Children’s Cancer Institute is pleased to welcome His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of Australia and Mrs Hurley as Patrons.

New gene found for a deadly childhood cancer offers possibility of targeted drug therapy

July 31, 2019

Australian researchers from Children’s Cancer Institute have discovered a gene that plays an important role in the childhood cancer neuroblastoma, and have developed a targeted therapy against it.

Australian researchers find chink in the armour of one of the most aggressive leukaemia types

July 28, 2019

A team from Children's Cancer Institute has found a drug that offers new hope to infants with one of the most aggressive forms of leukaemia.

New research paves the way for safer leukaemia treatments

May 30, 2019

An international team of researchers has discovered a new and much safer way to treat a type of leukaemia that mainly affects children: T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL).

Minderoo Foundation’s $5 million donation to Zero Childhood Cancer will help kids like Jack beat brain cancer

May 15, 2019

Today Minderoo Foundation’s Eliminate Cancer initiative announced a $5 million partnership with Zero to help scale the program in Australia, drive further research into personalised medicine in childhood cancer and help established standardised international protocols.


Blocking copper uptake in tumour cells may be clue to boosting immune system – fighting the deadliest of cancers

August 7, 2020

Australian researchers have discovered how an affordable and currently available drug - which removes copper from the blood can destroy some of the deadliest cancers that are resistant to immunotherapy.

Targeting stem cells: the path to curing poor-prognosis leukaemia

June 19, 2020

Researchers at Children’s Cancer Institute have discovered what could prove a new and improved way to treat the poor-prognosis blood cancer, acute myeloid leukaemia or AML.

Australia to lead world-first trial in children with brain cancer

June 9, 2020

Australia will join an international clinical trial to test a new treatment in children with brain cancer, due to launch later this year.

$67m Funding Collaboration: All Australian Children with Cancer to Access World Class, Personalised Medicine

April 30, 2020

The Commonwealth Government together with Minderoo Foundation today announced funding of $67 million to expand the internationally recognised Zero Childhood Cancer personalised medicine program (ZERO) - ensuring all Australian children and young people diagnosed with cancer are given the greatest chance of survival.

Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride cancelled

March 31, 2020

For the health and wellbeing of our community, we regret to announce that the 2020 Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride is cancelled.

An update on our life-saving research

March 25, 2020

An update from Professor Michelle Haber AM, Executive Director of Children's Cancer Institute

Children’s cancer researcher awarded NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year

March 5, 2020

Professor Maria Kavallaris AM, a leading childhood cancer researcher and a pioneer of nanomedicine in Australia, has been announced as the 2020 NSW Premier's Woman of the Year.

International research collaboration reveals promising drug candidate for treatment of blood cancers

January 16, 2020

An international research collaboration between the United States and Australia has revealed a promising new drug which could treat high-risk leukaemia.

New therapy shows ‘dramatic’ effect against worst leukaemias

December 10, 2019

A collaborative research effort by Australian and US scientists has led to the discovery of a promising new approach to treating some of the worst types of leukaemia, including an aggressive leukaemia that mostly affects babies.

Researchers find new way to target childhood cancer

November 18, 2019

An Australian-led international research effort has broken fresh ground in the race to find more effective treatments for the childhood cancer neuroblastoma.

Children’s Cancer Institute welcome the Governor-General and Linda Hurley as Patrons

September 4, 2019

Children’s Cancer Institute is pleased to welcome His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of Australia and Mrs Hurley as Patrons.

New gene found for a deadly childhood cancer offers possibility of targeted drug therapy

July 31, 2019

Australian researchers from Children’s Cancer Institute have discovered a gene that plays an important role in the childhood cancer neuroblastoma, and have developed a targeted therapy against it.

Australian researchers find chink in the armour of one of the most aggressive leukaemia types

July 28, 2019

A team from Children's Cancer Institute has found a drug that offers new hope to infants with one of the most aggressive forms of leukaemia.

New research paves the way for safer leukaemia treatments

May 30, 2019

An international team of researchers has discovered a new and much safer way to treat a type of leukaemia that mainly affects children: T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL).

Minderoo Foundation’s $5 million donation to Zero Childhood Cancer will help kids like Jack beat brain cancer

May 15, 2019

Today Minderoo Foundation’s Eliminate Cancer initiative announced a $5 million partnership with Zero to help scale the program in Australia, drive further research into personalised medicine in childhood cancer and help established standardised international protocols.


Blocking copper uptake in tumour cells may be clue to boosting immune system – fighting the deadliest of cancers

August 7, 2020

Australian researchers have discovered how an affordable and currently available drug - which removes copper from the blood can destroy some of the deadliest cancers that are resistant to immunotherapy.

Targeting stem cells: the path to curing poor-prognosis leukaemia

June 19, 2020

Researchers at Children’s Cancer Institute have discovered what could prove a new and improved way to treat the poor-prognosis blood cancer, acute myeloid leukaemia or AML.

Australia to lead world-first trial in children with brain cancer

June 9, 2020

Australia will join an international clinical trial to test a new treatment in children with brain cancer, due to launch later this year.

$67m Funding Collaboration: All Australian Children with Cancer to Access World Class, Personalised Medicine

April 30, 2020

The Commonwealth Government together with Minderoo Foundation today announced funding of $67 million to expand the internationally recognised Zero Childhood Cancer personalised medicine program (ZERO) - ensuring all Australian children and young people diagnosed with cancer are given the greatest chance of survival.

Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride cancelled

March 31, 2020

For the health and wellbeing of our community, we regret to announce that the 2020 Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride is cancelled.

An update on our life-saving research

March 25, 2020

An update from Professor Michelle Haber AM, Executive Director of Children's Cancer Institute

Children’s cancer researcher awarded NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year

March 5, 2020

Professor Maria Kavallaris AM, a leading childhood cancer researcher and a pioneer of nanomedicine in Australia, has been announced as the 2020 NSW Premier's Woman of the Year.

International research collaboration reveals promising drug candidate for treatment of blood cancers

January 16, 2020

An international research collaboration between the United States and Australia has revealed a promising new drug which could treat high-risk leukaemia.

New therapy shows ‘dramatic’ effect against worst leukaemias

December 10, 2019

A collaborative research effort by Australian and US scientists has led to the discovery of a promising new approach to treating some of the worst types of leukaemia, including an aggressive leukaemia that mostly affects babies.

Researchers find new way to target childhood cancer

November 18, 2019

An Australian-led international research effort has broken fresh ground in the race to find more effective treatments for the childhood cancer neuroblastoma.

Children’s Cancer Institute welcome the Governor-General and Linda Hurley as Patrons

September 4, 2019

Children’s Cancer Institute is pleased to welcome His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of Australia and Mrs Hurley as Patrons.

New gene found for a deadly childhood cancer offers possibility of targeted drug therapy

July 31, 2019

Australian researchers from Children’s Cancer Institute have discovered a gene that plays an important role in the childhood cancer neuroblastoma, and have developed a targeted therapy against it.

Australian researchers find chink in the armour of one of the most aggressive leukaemia types

July 28, 2019

A team from Children's Cancer Institute has found a drug that offers new hope to infants with one of the most aggressive forms of leukaemia.

New research paves the way for safer leukaemia treatments

May 30, 2019

An international team of researchers has discovered a new and much safer way to treat a type of leukaemia that mainly affects children: T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL).

Minderoo Foundation’s $5 million donation to Zero Childhood Cancer will help kids like Jack beat brain cancer

May 15, 2019

Today Minderoo Foundation’s Eliminate Cancer initiative announced a $5 million partnership with Zero to help scale the program in Australia, drive further research into personalised medicine in childhood cancer and help established standardised international protocols.


Blocking copper uptake in tumour cells may be clue to boosting immune system – fighting the deadliest of cancers

August 7, 2020

Australian researchers have discovered how an affordable and currently available drug - which removes copper from the blood can destroy some of the deadliest cancers that are resistant to immunotherapy.

Targeting stem cells: the path to curing poor-prognosis leukaemia

June 19, 2020

Researchers at Children’s Cancer Institute have discovered what could prove a new and improved way to treat the poor-prognosis blood cancer, acute myeloid leukaemia or AML.

Australia to lead world-first trial in children with brain cancer

June 9, 2020

Australia will join an international clinical trial to test a new treatment in children with brain cancer, due to launch later this year.

$67m Funding Collaboration: All Australian Children with Cancer to Access World Class, Personalised Medicine

April 30, 2020

The Commonwealth Government together with Minderoo Foundation today announced funding of $67 million to expand the internationally recognised Zero Childhood Cancer personalised medicine program (ZERO) - ensuring all Australian children and young people diagnosed with cancer are given the greatest chance of survival.

Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride cancelled

March 31, 2020

For the health and wellbeing of our community, we regret to announce that the 2020 Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride is cancelled.

An update on our life-saving research

March 25, 2020

An update from Professor Michelle Haber AM, Executive Director of Children's Cancer Institute

Children’s cancer researcher awarded NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year

March 5, 2020

Professor Maria Kavallaris AM, a leading childhood cancer researcher and a pioneer of nanomedicine in Australia, has been announced as the 2020 NSW Premier's Woman of the Year.

International research collaboration reveals promising drug candidate for treatment of blood cancers

January 16, 2020

An international research collaboration between the United States and Australia has revealed a promising new drug which could treat high-risk leukaemia.

New therapy shows ‘dramatic’ effect against worst leukaemias

December 10, 2019

A collaborative research effort by Australian and US scientists has led to the discovery of a promising new approach to treating some of the worst types of leukaemia, including an aggressive leukaemia that mostly affects babies.

Researchers find new way to target childhood cancer

November 18, 2019

An Australian-led international research effort has broken fresh ground in the race to find more effective treatments for the childhood cancer neuroblastoma.

Children’s Cancer Institute welcome the Governor-General and Linda Hurley as Patrons

September 4, 2019

Children’s Cancer Institute is pleased to welcome His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of Australia and Mrs Hurley as Patrons.

New gene found for a deadly childhood cancer offers possibility of targeted drug therapy

July 31, 2019

Australian researchers from Children’s Cancer Institute have discovered a gene that plays an important role in the childhood cancer neuroblastoma, and have developed a targeted therapy against it.

Australian researchers find chink in the armour of one of the most aggressive leukaemia types

July 28, 2019

A team from Children's Cancer Institute has found a drug that offers new hope to infants with one of the most aggressive forms of leukaemia.

New research paves the way for safer leukaemia treatments

May 30, 2019

An international team of researchers has discovered a new and much safer way to treat a type of leukaemia that mainly affects children: T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL).

Minderoo Foundation’s $5 million donation to Zero Childhood Cancer will help kids like Jack beat brain cancer

May 15, 2019

Today Minderoo Foundation’s Eliminate Cancer initiative announced a $5 million partnership with Zero to help scale the program in Australia, drive further research into personalised medicine in childhood cancer and help established standardised international protocols.


Blocking copper uptake in tumour cells may be clue to boosting immune system – fighting the deadliest of cancers

August 7, 2020

Australian researchers have discovered how an affordable and currently available drug - which removes copper from the blood can destroy some of the deadliest cancers that are resistant to immunotherapy.

Targeting stem cells: the path to curing poor-prognosis leukaemia

June 19, 2020

Researchers at Children’s Cancer Institute have discovered what could prove a new and improved way to treat the poor-prognosis blood cancer, acute myeloid leukaemia or AML.

Australia to lead world-first trial in children with brain cancer

June 9, 2020

Australia will join an international clinical trial to test a new treatment in children with brain cancer, due to launch later this year.

$67m Funding Collaboration: All Australian Children with Cancer to Access World Class, Personalised Medicine

April 30, 2020

The Commonwealth Government together with Minderoo Foundation today announced funding of $67 million to expand the internationally recognised Zero Childhood Cancer personalised medicine program (ZERO) - ensuring all Australian children and young people diagnosed with cancer are given the greatest chance of survival.

Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride cancelled

March 31, 2020

For the health and wellbeing of our community, we regret to announce that the 2020 Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride is cancelled.

An update on our life-saving research

March 25, 2020

An update from Professor Michelle Haber AM, Executive Director of Children's Cancer Institute

Children’s cancer researcher awarded NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year

March 5, 2020

Professor Maria Kavallaris AM, a leading childhood cancer researcher and a pioneer of nanomedicine in Australia, has been announced as the 2020 NSW Premier's Woman of the Year.

International research collaboration reveals promising drug candidate for treatment of blood cancers

January 16, 2020

An international research collaboration between the United States and Australia has revealed a promising new drug which could treat high-risk leukaemia.

New therapy shows ‘dramatic’ effect against worst leukaemias

December 10, 2019

A collaborative research effort by Australian and US scientists has led to the discovery of a promising new approach to treating some of the worst types of leukaemia, including an aggressive leukaemia that mostly affects babies.

Researchers find new way to target childhood cancer

November 18, 2019

An Australian-led international research effort has broken fresh ground in the race to find more effective treatments for the childhood cancer neuroblastoma.

Children’s Cancer Institute welcome the Governor-General and Linda Hurley as Patrons

September 4, 2019

Children’s Cancer Institute is pleased to welcome His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of Australia and Mrs Hurley as Patrons.

New gene found for a deadly childhood cancer offers possibility of targeted drug therapy

July 31, 2019

Australian researchers from Children’s Cancer Institute have discovered a gene that plays an important role in the childhood cancer neuroblastoma, and have developed a targeted therapy against it.

Australian researchers find chink in the armour of one of the most aggressive leukaemia types

July 28, 2019

A team from Children's Cancer Institute has found a drug that offers new hope to infants with one of the most aggressive forms of leukaemia.

New research paves the way for safer leukaemia treatments

May 30, 2019

An international team of researchers has discovered a new and much safer way to treat a type of leukaemia that mainly affects children: T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL).

Minderoo Foundation’s $5 million donation to Zero Childhood Cancer will help kids like Jack beat brain cancer

May 15, 2019

Today Minderoo Foundation’s Eliminate Cancer initiative announced a $5 million partnership with Zero to help scale the program in Australia, drive further research into personalised medicine in childhood cancer and help established standardised international protocols.


Blocking copper uptake in tumour cells may be clue to boosting immune system – fighting the deadliest of cancers

August 7, 2020

Australian researchers have discovered how an affordable and currently available drug - which removes copper from the blood can destroy some of the deadliest cancers that are resistant to immunotherapy.

Targeting stem cells: the path to curing poor-prognosis leukaemia

June 19, 2020

Researchers at Children’s Cancer Institute have discovered what could prove a new and improved way to treat the poor-prognosis blood cancer, acute myeloid leukaemia or AML.

Australia to lead world-first trial in children with brain cancer

June 9, 2020

Australia will join an international clinical trial to test a new treatment in children with brain cancer, due to launch later this year.

$67m Funding Collaboration: All Australian Children with Cancer to Access World Class, Personalised Medicine

April 30, 2020

The Commonwealth Government together with Minderoo Foundation today announced funding of $67 million to expand the internationally recognised Zero Childhood Cancer personalised medicine program (ZERO) - ensuring all Australian children and young people diagnosed with cancer are given the greatest chance of survival.

Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride cancelled

March 31, 2020

For the health and wellbeing of our community, we regret to announce that the 2020 Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride is cancelled.

An update on our life-saving research

March 25, 2020

An update from Professor Michelle Haber AM, Executive Director of Children's Cancer Institute

Children’s cancer researcher awarded NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year

March 5, 2020

Professor Maria Kavallaris AM, a leading childhood cancer researcher and a pioneer of nanomedicine in Australia, has been announced as the 2020 NSW Premier's Woman of the Year.

International research collaboration reveals promising drug candidate for treatment of blood cancers

January 16, 2020

An international research collaboration between the United States and Australia has revealed a promising new drug which could treat high-risk leukaemia.

New therapy shows ‘dramatic’ effect against worst leukaemias

December 10, 2019

A collaborative research effort by Australian and US scientists has led to the discovery of a promising new approach to treating some of the worst types of leukaemia, including an aggressive leukaemia that mostly affects babies.

Researchers find new way to target childhood cancer

November 18, 2019

An Australian-led international research effort has broken fresh ground in the race to find more effective treatments for the childhood cancer neuroblastoma.

Children’s Cancer Institute welcome the Governor-General and Linda Hurley as Patrons

September 4, 2019

Children’s Cancer Institute is pleased to welcome His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of Australia and Mrs Hurley as Patrons.

New gene found for a deadly childhood cancer offers possibility of targeted drug therapy

July 31, 2019

Australian researchers from Children’s Cancer Institute have discovered a gene that plays an important role in the childhood cancer neuroblastoma, and have developed a targeted therapy against it.

Australian researchers find chink in the armour of one of the most aggressive leukaemia types

July 28, 2019

A team from Children's Cancer Institute has found a drug that offers new hope to infants with one of the most aggressive forms of leukaemia.

New research paves the way for safer leukaemia treatments

May 30, 2019

An international team of researchers has discovered a new and much safer way to treat a type of leukaemia that mainly affects children: T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL).

Minderoo Foundation’s $5 million donation to Zero Childhood Cancer will help kids like Jack beat brain cancer

May 15, 2019

Today Minderoo Foundation’s Eliminate Cancer initiative announced a $5 million partnership with Zero to help scale the program in Australia, drive further research into personalised medicine in childhood cancer and help established standardised international protocols.


Blocking copper uptake in tumour cells may be clue to boosting immune system – fighting the deadliest of cancers

August 7, 2020

Australian researchers have discovered how an affordable and currently available drug - which removes copper from the blood can destroy some of the deadliest cancers that are resistant to immunotherapy.

Targeting stem cells: the path to curing poor-prognosis leukaemia

June 19, 2020

Researchers at Children’s Cancer Institute have discovered what could prove a new and improved way to treat the poor-prognosis blood cancer, acute myeloid leukaemia or AML.

Australia to lead world-first trial in children with brain cancer

June 9, 2020

Australia will join an international clinical trial to test a new treatment in children with brain cancer, due to launch later this year.

$67m Funding Collaboration: All Australian Children with Cancer to Access World Class, Personalised Medicine

April 30, 2020

The Commonwealth Government together with Minderoo Foundation today announced funding of $67 million to expand the internationally recognised Zero Childhood Cancer personalised medicine program (ZERO) - ensuring all Australian children and young people diagnosed with cancer are given the greatest chance of survival.

Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride cancelled

March 31, 2020

For the health and wellbeing of our community, we regret to announce that the 2020 Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride is cancelled.

An update on our life-saving research

March 25, 2020

An update from Professor Michelle Haber AM, Executive Director of Children's Cancer Institute

Children’s cancer researcher awarded NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year

March 5, 2020

Professor Maria Kavallaris AM, a leading childhood cancer researcher and a pioneer of nanomedicine in Australia, has been announced as the 2020 NSW Premier's Woman of the Year.

International research collaboration reveals promising drug candidate for treatment of blood cancers

January 16, 2020

An international research collaboration between the United States and Australia has revealed a promising new drug which could treat high-risk leukaemia.

New therapy shows ‘dramatic’ effect against worst leukaemias

December 10, 2019

A collaborative research effort by Australian and US scientists has led to the discovery of a promising new approach to treating some of the worst types of leukaemia, including an aggressive leukaemia that mostly affects babies.

Researchers find new way to target childhood cancer

November 18, 2019

An Australian-led international research effort has broken fresh ground in the race to find more effective treatments for the childhood cancer neuroblastoma.

Children’s Cancer Institute welcome the Governor-General and Linda Hurley as Patrons

September 4, 2019

Children’s Cancer Institute is pleased to welcome His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of Australia and Mrs Hurley as Patrons.

New gene found for a deadly childhood cancer offers possibility of targeted drug therapy

July 31, 2019

Australian researchers from Children’s Cancer Institute have discovered a gene that plays an important role in the childhood cancer neuroblastoma, and have developed a targeted therapy against it.

Australian researchers find chink in the armour of one of the most aggressive leukaemia types

July 28, 2019

A team from Children's Cancer Institute has found a drug that offers new hope to infants with one of the most aggressive forms of leukaemia.

New research paves the way for safer leukaemia treatments

May 30, 2019

An international team of researchers has discovered a new and much safer way to treat a type of leukaemia that mainly affects children: T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL).

Minderoo Foundation’s $5 million donation to Zero Childhood Cancer will help kids like Jack beat brain cancer

May 15, 2019

Today Minderoo Foundation’s Eliminate Cancer initiative announced a $5 million partnership with Zero to help scale the program in Australia, drive further research into personalised medicine in childhood cancer and help established standardised international protocols.