Scientists have found a new genetic mechanism that makes some families more susceptible to colorectal, bowel and other cancers.
Australia's Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, has launched the Australian Centre for Nanomedicine at UNSW - the first research centre of its kind in the nation.
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.
Researchers have made a genetic blueprint of the Tasmanian Devil genome which may help answer questions about adult and childhood cancer.
Scientists at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre say a new treatment approach for childhood cancer may also offer hope to adults with lung cancer.
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.
Eight years ago UNSW Honours student Shiloh Middlemiss was a plucky teenager battling cancer. Now she is searching for a cure for the very disease that almost killed her.
UNSW has thanked its million dollar-plus donors for their generous support at a special event hosted by the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was joined by NSW Premier Kristina Keneally to officially open the Lowy Cancer Research Centre at UNSW.
UNSW's Lowy Cancer Research Centre, to be officially launched on Friday, has won three of the State's highest cancer research honours.