Craniopharyngioma Patient And Family Survey

May 6, 2021

We're sharing a survey from The Pediatric Pacific Neuro-oncology Consortium (PNOC) and Children’s Brain Tumor Network (CBTN)  who have created a survey to identify the most immediate needs...

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New treatment now available for Australian kids with deadly brain cancer

March 22, 2021

Australian and New Zealand children diagnosed with a devastating brain cancer will now have access to one of the most promising treatments available worldwide. Children diagnosed with high grade...

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The Robert Connor Dawes Foundation & Pirate Ship Foundation PhD Grant

March 4, 2021

We're pleased to introduce our newest PhD grant recipient, Jamie-Lee Pitcher. This grant is co-funded with The Pirate Ship Foundation, over three years. Jamie's research is titled: Determining the...

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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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INTRODUCING OUR NEW RESEARCH MANAGER: DR. KIM WARK

January 28, 2021

New year, new faces! Joining the RCDF team is our newly appointed Research Manager, Dr. Kim Wark. We're committing nearly a million dollars in funding to key projects each year, and having...

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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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Meet our first Gideon Gratzer PhD Scholar! Ihara 'Shazia' Adjumain!

December 18, 2020

Meet our first Gideon Gratzer PhD Scholar! Ihara “Shazia” Adjumain! We are delighted to announce the successful candidate for the Gideon Gratzer PhD Scholarship: Shazia Adjumain. Shazia is...

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Mister Zimi Candle

November 18, 2020

We're pleased to announce in honour of Alfie and Sara Chivers, the team at Mister Zimi have created two limited edition candles. Since the launch of the candles in November, Mister Zimi has raised...

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About Medulloblastoma / PNET

November 2, 2020

About Medulloblastoma/PNET Medulloblastoma/PNET is the most common brain tumour of childhood, representing 20% of all childhood brain tumours. They are most common in children between the ages of...

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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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