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Cancer immunity enhanced by natural killer cells

9th February 2017 - Posted by ACRF

A team of researchers from Australia and France have uncovered new insights into how to prolong the lifespan of the body’s disease-fighting…

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New ACT drug discovery platform

6th February 2017 - Posted by ACRF

Today, Australian National University (ANU), the ACT Minister for Health and Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) will launch a new robotic system…

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Aggressive prostate cancer linked to faulty BRCA2 gene

31st January 2017 - Posted by ACRF

New research has revealed why men with a family history of prostate cancer, and who also carry the BRCA2 gene fault, have…

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Immunotherapy before surgery could improve cancer survival rates

19th January 2017 - Posted by ACRF

Researchers have found that reversing the order of treatment for patients with certain cancers could dramatically improve survival rates. Scientists at QIMR…

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Australian approval for drug that ‘melts’ leukaemia

10th January 2017 - Posted by ACRF

A new anti-cancer drug with the power to ‘melt away’ certain advanced forms of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) has been granted approval…

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Australian breast cancer researchers win Ramaciotti Medal

20th December 2016 - Posted by ACRF

Breast cancer researchers Professor Geoff Lindeman and Professor Jane Visvader, who jointly lead the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s Stem Cells and…

Cancer researchers in Australia and the UK have answered the longstanding question of how leukaemia survives chemotherapy.

‘Cellular CCTV’ helps solve longstanding leukaemia mystery

15th December 2016 - Posted by ACRF

Cancer researchers in Australia and the United Kingdom have answered the longstanding question of how leukaemia survives chemotherapy. These findings will help…

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Cancer treatment to benefit from nanotechnology study

7th December 2016 - Posted by ACRF

When it comes to delivering drugs, nanoparticles shaped like rods and worms are the best. For the first time, new research has…

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Venetoclax could target hard to treat childhood cancers

1st December 2016 - Posted by ACRF

A newly approved adult leukaemia therapy called venetoclax could successfully target high-risk leukaemia subtypes in infants or children reveals an Australian study…

The new ACRF Child Cancer Personalised Medicine Centre’s specialised robots can now rapidly test hundreds of treatments for kids with high-risk cancers to guide their care..

Support of cancer research in Australia turns ideas into information

15th November 2016 - Posted by ACRF

Each year, ACRF challenges the Australian cancer research community to propose projects that are bold and have the potential to make a significant…

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Revolutionary advances in microscopy provide an opportunity to break a roadblock in cancer research

15th November 2016 - Posted by ACRF

A $2.3M grant from Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) is being awarded to The University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB)…

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New compound shows promise in treating multiple human cancers

8th November 2016 - Posted by ACRF

A collaborative team of researchers has shown that a new compound blocks a protein that is essential for the sustained growth of…