childhood cancer

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A new study by UNSW medical researchers sheds light on an understudied area – community beliefs about what causes cancer in children.

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UNSW's Dr Ursula Sansom-Daly has received a $60,000 grant to develop a training program for healthcare professionals on how to have end-of-life conversations with young cancer patients.

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The emerging field of nanomedicine offers hope for better children’s cancer treatment that will have fewer side effects and improve quality of life for survivors.

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It’s a conversation preoccupying cancer researchers: how do we turn around the declining participation in quality of life studies?

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An initiative aimed at improving outcomes for children with the most difficult-to-treat cancer has received a $20m pledge from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

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UNSW childhood cancer researchers have been awarded close to $4.5 million to fund new research set to significantly improve the outcomes for children with cancer.

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Australian children with the most aggressive forms of cancer are set to benefit from a new program that will examine their unique cancer cells to help identify the drugs most likely to help.

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UNSW research into childhood cancer and treatments for patients with nerve damage has received major backing in the latest round of funding from The Cancer Institute NSW. 

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Children fighting a life-threatening form of cancer could be treated with a revolutionary anti-cancer therapy as early as next year, following the formation of a research alliance to fast-track development of a drug pioneered by UNSW researchers.

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The unique partnership between Professor Peter Gunning and The Kids’ Cancer Project is leading to a new treatment for children fighting childhood cancer, as featured on ABC TV’s Australian Story. VIDEO

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