News & Events

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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