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Understanding childhood cancer

While adult cancer is often related to exposure to an environmental factor (e.g. cigarette smoke), childhood cancer is most often genetically based. We need to understand childhood cancer to find better ways to treat and, ultimately, cure this disease.

There’s cancer and there’s childhood cancer. It has different causes and effects.

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Molecular Carcinogenesis

Program Head, Professor Glenn Marshall AM

Improving our understanding of the molecules and processes that initiate childhood cancer.

Cancer and Stem Cell Biology

Group Leader, Dr Jenny Wang

Understanding cancer stem cell biology and developing targeted therapies that are more effective and less toxic for patients with tumours.