Childhood Brain Cancer Symposium

May 27, 2021

As part of Go Grey in May, and Brain Cancer Awareness Month, the Robert Connor Dawes (RCD) Foundation and The Kids Cancer Project hosted The Childhood Brain Cancer Symposium on the 26th May at the...

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Researcher Thoughts on Paediatric Brain Cancer Barriers

May 24, 2021

The Robert Connor Dawes Foundation asked leading international researchers what they thought were the biggest barriers in the field of paediatric brain cancer research, their responses can be viewed...

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Brainy Breakfast 2021

May 14, 2021

A huge thank you to everyone who attended our Brainy Breakfast on Thursday 13 May. And a very special thanks to our inspiring researchers: A/Prof Misty Jenkins, Dr Jason Cain and Dr Pratiti...

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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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