News & Events

Premier's Award
Congratulations to Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, oncologist Dr Antoinette Anazodo, winner of the Rising Star PhD candidate award at the NSW Premier’s Award for Cancer Research. Dr Anazodo’s PhD led to the development of the first oncofertility registry looking at the uptake, utilisation, complications and success of fertility preservation. She has worked on identifying the barrier...
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Vaccines
This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has officially declared that Australia has eliminated rubella. Rubella, also known as German measles, is a contagious viral disease. The symptoms in children are gener...
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Vaccine safety
AusVaxSafety have reported on and confirmed the safety of seasonal influenza vaccines since 2014. This active, participant-based surveillance system is a valuable tool for post-marketing monitoring of vaccine safety for the early detection of potential issues, especially for annually changing influenza vaccines. AusVaxSafety provides important, locally-derived data which ensure confidence in the...
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Mental health
A study by medical researchers from the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) and UNSW Sydney has shown that young children with heart disease and their families may have poorer quality of life than the general population, leading to calls for routine screening to enable early intervention and better outcomes. The paper – the largest Australian study on the quality of life in young childr...
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  • 08 October 2018
Clinical Trials
An animation that supports both parents and young people who are deciding whether to enrol in a childhood cancer clinical trial has been launched by researchers at the Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, and the School of Women's and Children's Health, UNSW Sydney. The video is the first piece of a world first suite of resources called Delta, which are being developed by...
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Vaccine Safety
Data from AusVaxSafety has confirmed the safety of new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil9®, in Australian adolescents.  The vaccine was added to the National Immunisation Program earlier this year for adolescent males and females, and is mainly delivered through free, school-based immunisation programs, with some doses also given by GPs. The new vaccine protects against 9 diffe...
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Annual Review
The Children’s Cancer Research Unit (CCRU) has published their inaugural Year in Review, detailing their research accomplishments, advocacy and fundraising activities from 2017 as they strive to improve childhood cancer treatment and survival for children like Bryson (pictured).  
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Hearts and Minds
Congratulations to Associate Professor Nadine Kasparian, who has won the prestigious Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy and Practice for 2018-2019, allowing her to spend a year at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital working with the world’s top health policy experts. The Fellowship will allow A/Prof Kasparian to extend her medical psychology program...
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Adolescent health
A national network of researchers committed to improving health services for adolescents have come together under the Centre of Research Excellence in Adolescent Health, funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and launched earlier this month. The $2.5 million grant acknowledges the importance of researching, improving and delivering meaningful services to a...
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Vaccines
Results of a clinical trial designed to show whether giving pertussis vaccine at birth could protect against life-threatening whooping cough in the first 3 months of life have been published in JAMA Paediatrics.  The study was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council and led by the National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS), based at Kids Rese...
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