04 Nov 2018
New resource helps families assess childhood cancer clinical trials
UNSW medical researchers are developing a tool to support families who are deciding whether to enrol in a childhood cancer clinical trial.
28 Oct 2018
National cancer screening programs reduce the risk of death from breast, cervical and bowel cancer
People with breast, cervical and bowel cancers detected through national cancer screening programs have better cancer survival outcomes.
11 Oct 2018
Birth defect predicts testicular cancer, infertility
First population-based cohort study to assess both adult fertility and cancer risk after surgical correction for undescended testes in early childhood.
20 May 2018
Possible novel way to stop untreatable paediatric brain cancers
Researchers used an experimental molecular therapy in preclinical laboratory tests to effectively treat several types of deadly paediatric brain cancer and now propose advancing the…
21 Apr 2018
Doctors warn against unnecessary CT scans in children presenting with new onset seizures
New medical advice is recommending doctors avoid Computed Tomography (CT) scans when evaluating children and adolescents who present with their first seizure. The advice is one of five recommendations released by the Australia and New Zealand Child Neurology Society (ANZCNS), a specialty society of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians…
12 Nov 2017
New ethical guidelines for fertility preservation of ill children
Doctors treating children with life-threatening illnesses now have a new tool to help them with the ethical questions surrounding fertility preservation.
06 Sep 2017
New brain cancer drug shrinks tumours
Researchers found a drug previously approved to treat breast cancer could also be used to shrink medulloblastoma, a common form of childhood brain tumour.
17 Sep 2016
Symptoms of mitochondrial disease commonly misdiagnosed
At least 30 Australian children born every week are at risk of developing some form of mitochondrial disease in their lifetimes, yet 90% of affected…
04 Apr 2016
Better targeted treatment for young cancer patients
Thirty years ago any child diagnosed with paediatric malignancy would succumb to their disease. Today, children's cancer is a success story, due to advancements in…