childhood cancer

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Fussy eating and taste changes are common side effects of cancer treatment – now, a healthy eating program designed by UNSW medical researchers is helping parents get their child’s diet back on track.

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Cancer researcher Orazio Vittorio was completing his PhD when a tumour started to grow in his kidney. After an accidental diagnosis at university, an emergency surgery by his supervisor saved his life. 

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Just one exercise physiology consultation is enough to improve motivation and exercise levels among most child cancer survivors, a UNSW Sydney study has found. 

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UNSW Medicine Professor and SHARP hire Claire Wakefield is all about listening to and acting on others’ needs – whether it’s a family with a sick child, or an early-career researcher in need of leadership mentoring.

 

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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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