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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AIM BRAIN at work - how Olivia's diagnosis inspired a $50k fundraising drive

July 23, 2017

Meet the incredible Melbourne family who’ve raised more than $51,000 for brain matters in just five months. Since receiving a shock diagnosis of their daughter Olivia’s ependymoma in January...

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Talking Health on 3AW

April 21, 2015

Each week Dr Sally Cockburn (Dr Feelgood) brings to the airwaves leading health experts to demystify medical topics. On April 19, she  sat down with our Liz Dawes and Dr Greg Wheeler from Peter Mac....

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ISPNO: International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro Oncology

July 29, 2014

  From Celia Williams, Research Liaison. My three days in Singapore listening to researchers and doctors explain the latest discoveries and potential treatments for paediatric brain tumours...

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Butterflies for brains

April 11, 2014

April 10th is International Ependymoma Day. The CERN Foundation in the US holds a butterfly release each year to celebrate those we miss and to spread hope to those currently affected by this brain...

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PhD Scholarship: Another brain on the job

December 6, 2013

We were very pleased Prof Terry Johns was able to attend and accept $25 000 that will go towards a PhD pediatric brain tumour researcher. As our most significant contribution to the battle against...

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Understanding ependymomas

May 25, 2013

Connor's brain tumour was an ependymoma. This is why the RCD Fund is supporting brain tumour matters and often specifically research areas that involve better understanding this rare type of primary...

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