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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Profiling Ependymoma - Georgia Brown

September 24, 2020

Saturday 26 September is Childhood Brain Cancer Awareness Day, this year the focus is on ependymoma.  Georgia Brown is a beautiful, active five-year-old girl. She loves playing with her sisters,...

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Profiling Ependymoma - Olivia Phelan

September 22, 2020

Saturday 26 September is Childhood Brain Cancer Awareness Day, this year the focus is on ependymoma. Olivia Phelan was 15-years-old when she was diagnosed with an ependymoma in January 2017. The...

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Childhood Brain Cancer Awareness Day

September 22, 2020

Saturday 26 September 2020 is the second annual Childhood Brain Cancer Awareness Day in Australia. Every year Childhood Brain Cancer Awareness Day will focus on a different strain of the disease,...

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Funding Partnership to uncover new brain cancer treatments for kids

April 12, 2019

The Robert Connor Dawes Foundation has joined forces with the Ethan Davies Fellowship to co-fund a Telethon Kids Institute initiative aimed at uncovering new treatments for aggressive childhood brain...

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Ependymoma Science Meeting

March 15, 2019

The Fourth Biennial Ependymoma Consensus was held at NIH, February 20 to 22, 2019. Neuro-oncology experts worldwide met to advance their knowledge and collaborate to find better treatments for people...

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The $120,000 Robert Connor Dawes CERN Fellow announced

December 1, 2017

We're thrilled to announce the recipient of our $120,000 CERN Fellowship - Dr. Claire King, Research Associate at the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Cambridge Institute. Our Executive Director Liz Dawes...

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What the $100 million Brain Cancer Mission means for Brain Matters

November 3, 2017

A note from our Executive Director and Connor's Mum, Liz Dawes. Last weekend’s Government announcement of the Australian Brain Cancer Mission and $100 million dollars for brain cancer was...

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