Medical and Scientific: New hope for child tumour

15 Feb 2021 - Medical and Scientific

A new combination treatment for the most aggressive and deadly childhood cancer will soon be tested on children after it eradicated cancer in animals with the brain tumour. And it has been the donations of tissue from Australian children who have died from Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas that allowed scientists to grow the 3D “mini brains” to test drugs on for the first time. Lead researcher and Sydney Children’s Hospital paediatric oncologist Associate Professor David Ziegler said the “remarkable” findings raised hopes this cancer could be turned into a manageable disease for the 20 Australian children diagnosed each year.

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