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Finding better treatments

Much of our research is focused on developing treatments for children which are more effective, less toxic and have fewer side effects.

Children with cancer are currently treated with adult cancer drugs, because that's all that is available.

finding better treatments

Experimental Therapeutics

Program Head, Professor Michelle Haber AM

Determining therapeutic strategies to treat the cancer more effectively.

Leukaemia Biology

Program Head, Professor Richard Lock

Improving the treatment of children with leukaemia through the development of new therapies.

Tumour Biology and Targeting

Program Head, Professor Maria Kavallaris

Understanding and overcoming drug resistance and developing less toxic therapy.

Histone Modification

Group Leader, A/Prof Tao Liu

Understanding gene transcription in cancer formation and developing molecularly targeted cancer therapies.

Targeted Therapy

Group Leader, A/Prof David Ziegler

Investigating new treatment strategies for malignant and incurable childhood brain tumours.