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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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While survival rates for childhood cancers are increasing, researchers are concerned most survivors are not returning for necessary, long-term follow up care.

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In a world-first, UNSW researchers have developed a nanoparticle that could improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy for neuroblastoma by a factor of five.

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The medical research community can only be encouraged by the level of commitment demonstrated by the NSW government's $30 million funding to fast track cancer research, UNSW's Dean of Medicine, Professor Peter Smith, says.

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Three world-first clinical trials to tackle one of the most common and aggressive childhood cancers have been backed by $6 million in federal government funding.

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Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was joined by NSW Premier Kristina Keneally to officially open the Lowy Cancer Research Centre at UNSW.

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UNSW researchers have won two prestigious Eureka Prizes for their work in medical research.

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