25 related news articles for Childhood cancer

  • Funding turbocharges search for children’s brain cancer cure

    A deadly form of children’s brain cancer that’s immune to chemotherapy is the target of new research at Hudson Institute, looking at the epigenome and immuno-therapies for answers.…  Read more

    Pouya Faridi and Claire Sun in the lab at Hudson Insitute
  • Taming the hedgehog to treat osteosarcoma

    A strangely named pathway that’s crucial to bone growth has emerged as a key in the fight to treat the bone cancer osteosarcoma.…  Read more

    Vijesh Vaghjiani and Jason Cain in the lab and Hudson Institute
  • Conquering childhood cancer | Eli’s story

    When it comes to treating disease, the medical profession is increasingly recognising that children are not just small adults: their bodies behave differently. …  Read more

    Nelly and Eli, embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (soft tissue cancer) survivor
  • Victorian government funds paediatric cancer research

    The future of children with cancer is brighter today, with the announcement of significant funding from the Victorian government for paediatric cancer research.…  Read more

    Professor Ron Firestein and Dr Jason Cain
  • Surviving rare childhood brain cancers

    There’s nothing in Luca Hall-Boggia’s winning smile or cheeky attitude to suggest the suffering he’s endured. You wouldn’t spot the small bald patch, amid his mess of dark, wavy hair, which is the only remaining evidence of the brain surgery that saved his life when he was just 3 years old.…  Read more

    Luca Hall-Boggia a cancer survivor smiling at Hudson Institute. Picture Courtesy Jason Edwards /Herald Sun
  • Hudson News Winter 2023

    Director’s message: For children with cancer, change starts here. Childhood cancer is rare but devastating and new treatment options are desperately needed. In the last four decades the US Food and Drug Authority (FDA) has approved 500 drugs for adult cancers but just 12 to treat childhood cancers.…  Read more

    Professor Elizabeth Hartland
  • Surviving childhood cancer – Luca’s story

    It’s hard to imagine four words more frightening to a parent than “Your child has cancer”. Amid the fear and panic such a sentence creates, three-year-old Luca’s parents, Monique and Baden, had little choice but to trust in the best that medical science could offer.…  Read more

    Luca Boggia rare brain tumor survivor playing in a park and laughing
  • Giving while living to help cancer research – the Lorden family story

    Some families are blessed to live lives free from the scourge of cancer … and then there are families like the Lordens. Four members of Ann Lorden’s family have endured their own battles with the dreaded disease – for a start, both Ann and her daughter are breast cancer survivors.…  Read more

    Dr Jason Cain in his lab with supporter Mrs Ann Lorden and her granddaughter, Ella, an osteosarcoma survivor
  • Curing childhood cancer: all roads lead to Melbourne

    A single laboratory in south-east Melbourne is now the global hub for medical researchers looking to cure childhood cancer.…  Read more

    Dr Paul Daiel and Dr Claire Sun at Hudson Institute working on curing childhood cancer.
  • Pioneering work attracts VCA cancer fellowships

    Two Hudson Institute researchers at different stages of their careers have won sought-after Victorian Cancer Agency (VCA) Fellowships. Blood cancer specialist Dr Catherine Carmichael received the VCA Mid-Career Research Fellowship for her research into Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML), while Dr Claire Sun was awarded the VCA Early Career Research Fellowship to further her search for…  Read more

    Dr Catherine Carmichael and Dr Claire Sun from Cancer for Cancer Research at Hudson Institute win sought-after Victorian Cancer Agency Fellowships.
  • Family’s community rallies for hope from cancer research

    When the Lindner family generously requested donations to Hudson Institute’s paediatric brain cancer research in lieu of flowers after the passing of their daughter Jessica, their community rallied behind their wish. …  Read more

    Jessica Lindner's family community rallies for hope from cancer research.
  • Hudson Institute welcomes childhood cancer pledge

    As a global leader in the field of childhood cancer research, Hudson Institute of Medical Research welcomes the Victorian Government’s pledge to invest $35 million in this area of vital need.…  Read more

    Children like Lachy and their families will benefit from VPCC's childhood cancer research.
  • Beating childhood cancers

    A world-class Melbourne collaboration is set to beat the worst childhood cancers. …  Read more

    Lachy Kinsella, climbing a tree and living life after battling childhood cancer at a very early age.
  • A new arsenal in the fight against childhood cancer

    Hudson Institute was proud to host the announcement of the Victorian Paediatric Cancer Consortium (VPCC).…  Read more

    Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care, Greg Hunt visited the Hudson Institute of Medical Research where he announced the establishment of the Victorian Paediatric Cancer Consortium (VPCC), a $9.6 million fund to fight childhood cancer.
  • Cataloguing brain cancer in children – Hudson Institute celebrates funding

    An ambitious project to identify and characterise the rarest and deadliest forms of brain cancer in children has received a welcome funding boost.…  Read more

    Associate Professor Ron Firestein from the Cancer Genetics and Functional Genomics Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • Shedding light on the male bias in childhood brain tumours

    Hudson Institute researchers discover why the most common form of childhood brain cancer is seen in boys more than girls, and identify a potential biomarker for less aggressive treatment.…  Read more

    Dr Daniel Gough and Dr Christine White at Hudson Institute
  • Mistaken identity: new mechanism behind stomach cancer identified

    Improved treatments for a range of cancers could be possible following a discovery that stomach cancer is mainly driven by a different process than previously believed.…  Read more

    Professor Brendan Jenkins and Dr Jesse Balic at Hudson Institute
  • Brain tumour ‘atlas’ provides big data to fight childhood cancer

    A collection of data extracted from more than 1000 paediatric brain tumour samples will improve Hudson Institute scientists’ ability to tackle childhood brain cancer through targeted therapies. The new Paediatric Brain Tumour Atlas (PBTA), launched by the US-based Children’s Brain Tumour Tissue Consortium (CBTTC) on Monday, includes data collected from 30 unique childhood brain tumour…  Read more

  • 2018 Harold Mitchell Foundation Travel Fellowships

    Congratulations to the 2018 recipients of The Harold Mitchell Foundation Travel Fellowships. These fellowships are equipping our young scientists with the experience, cutting-edge knowledge and professional links that will let them make a major difference to medical science both in Australia and throughout the world. The Harold Mitchell Foundation Fellowships enable a promising young Hudson…  Read more

    Courtney McDonald
  • Childhood cancer ‘organoid’ program set to revolutionise treatment

    The Hudson Monash Precision Medicine Program hopes to significantly improve treatment for childhood cancer patients with the greatest unmet clinical need – those diagnosed with brain cancers and solid tumours. Launched today (February 7) ahead of International Childhood Cancer Day on February 15, the two year program is being established with a $1.3 million investment…  Read more

  • VCA Fellowship targets ‘rare and aggressive’ childhood cancer

    Dr Jason Cain has been awarded a Victorian Cancer Agency (VCA) Mid-Career Fellowship for his research to help tackle a rare and aggressive form of childhood cancer. Dr Cain was one of 14 successful VCA funding recipients announced by Acting Minister for Health, Martin Foley as part of a $7 million investment by the Victorian…  Read more

    Dr Jason Cain from the Developmental and Cancer Biology Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • Hudson Institute joins international paediatric cancer consortium

    Hudson Institute scientists will share expertise with leading international research institutions to progress research and improve treatments for children and adolescents with brain cancer. Hudson Institute has been announced as the first Australian member of the US-based Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC) and joins a collaborative, multi-institutional research program dedicated to the study and…  Read more

  • Molecular analysis of paediatric brain cancer could become ‘gold standard’ for tailored treatment

    Researchers at Hudson Institute of Medical Research are working to establish and pilot an Australian-first service for analysing the most common type of paediatric solid brain cancer tumour, medulloblastoma, to enable more effective treatment for these paediatric brain cancer patients.…  Read more

  • Funding for childhood cancer research

    The Isabella and Marcus Paediatric Brainstem Tumour Fund have provided a grant of $84,000 to the Hudson Institute to support the work of Dr Jason Cain.…  Read more

    Dr Jason Cain from the Developmental and Cancer Biology Research Group at Hudson Institute
  • VCA funding for Hudson Institute researchers

    MIMR-PHI cancer researchers, Drs George Grigoriadis and Daniel Gough were among 25 scientists recently awarded VCA funding.…  Read more

    Dr George Grigoriadis and Dr Daniel Gough awarded VCA funding.