CERN x RCD Seed Grant Launches New $3M Ependymoma Research Project

August 25, 2022

This first appeared on CERN. Discoveries from the 2020 CERN Robert Connor Dawes Pediatric Fellowship, supported by the National Brain Tumor Society, to Dr. Chan Chung in Dr. Sriram Venneti’s...

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RCD Wrap Up: EpCam

July 27, 2022

In June, the Cancer Research UK Children's Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence (CRUK-CBTCE) hosted an international ependymoma meeting in Cambridge, sponsored exclusively by the RCD Foundation, and...

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Kendra Maass receives 2022 CERN Robert Connor Dawes Scientific Fellowship Award

January 26, 2022

We’re thrilled to announce the recipient of the 2022 Robert Connor Dawes Foundation CERN Fellowship – Dr Kendra Maass, scientist at the Hopp Children's Tumor Center Heidelberg (KiTZ) and German...

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Ependymoma Awareness Day

May 13, 2021

MAY 10 Around the world, the month of May is widely acknowledged as Brain Cancer Awareness Month. And this year,  May 10 has been recognised as the 9th Ependymoma Awareness Day, a day that is...

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Professor Terry Johns + Telethon Kids Research Update

February 8, 2021

The outcomes for children with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) and ependymoma cancer have barely changed in 30 years. The ependymoma cure rate is less than 60% and DIPG is nearly always fatal....

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2018 CERN Robert Connor Dawes Scientific Fellowship Summary Report

December 21, 2020

2018 CERN Robert Connor Dawes Scientific Fellowship Summary Report By Dr. Claire King at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. Claire King, Ph.D., research associate at the Cancer Research...

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About Childhood Brain Cancer

December 11, 2020

What is a brain tumour? Brain tumours include types of brain cancer, however not all brain tumours are cancerous. Brain tumours are the growth of abnormal cells in the tissues of the brain or...

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About Ependymoma

October 22, 2020

Robert 'Connor' Dawes (Connor to his family and friends) was diagnosed with anaplastic ependymoma in 2011. He was 17 and had his whole, bright future ahead of him. He underwent surgery which caused...

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Childhood Brain Cancer Awareness Day: How a five-year-old’s diagnosis brought family closer together

September 26, 2020

This story first appeared in the Herald Sun, Saturday 26, 2020 Emily Cosenza, NCA NewsWire When Rachelle and Nathan Brown first heard their 20-month-old daughter was diagnosed with ependymoma,...

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Profiling Ependymoma - Connor Dawes

September 25, 2020

Saturday 26 September is Childhood Brain Cancer Awareness Day, this year the focus is on ependymoma. Robert ‘Connor’ Dawes was born in Wisconsin in 1994, however he spent most of his life...

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