News & Events

Gene Therapy
The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) and Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) are pleased to announce the establishment of the Australian Genome Therapeutics Centre (AGTC), which will transform the treatment of children with serious inherited diseases and contribute to the development of exciting new treatment options for a wide range of other diseases, including cancer, across...
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  • 19 May 2021
Clinical Trials
International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world in May to acknowledge and celebrate the many people who are involved in clinical trials. It is also a unique opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of clinical trials and clinical research as a career option – among the greater public. Learn more about Clinical Trials Day here Read the words written by Aimee Williams...
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  • 01 April 2021
Webinar Series
Registration now open! Register now and join our 3rd webinar of the Advanced Therapeutics series. In this webinar, we will be focusing on Ocular Gene Therapy, the first in vivo gene therapy approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) here in Australia for clinical use in inherited retinal diseases. Inherited retinal diseases are a group of conditions that disproportionately affect c...
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  • 08 March 2021
Webinar Series
Missed out on our first webinar of the year? Watch the video of this webinar to hear from two esteemed leaders in the field of paediatric cancer and pioneers in CAR-T cell therapy. Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cell therapy is the most therapeutic advancement in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia for generations and is a new form of immunotherapy approach to cancer. The CAR-T cell therapy appro...
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  • 24 February 2021
Rare Diseases
Background The 28 of February is International Rare Disease Day, an opportunity to raise awareness around rare diseases and improve access to treatment and medical representation for individuals with rare diseases and their families. There are over 300 million people living with one or more of over 6000 identified rare diseases around the world. Although individually uncommon, there ar...
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  • 09 February 2021
Webinar Series
We are back with our series of webinars which explores the way Advanced Therapeutics is driving clinicians and researchers to prepare for a new wave of therapies, revolutionising the future of paediatric health care. Register now and hear from two esteemed leaders in the field of paediatric cancer and pioneers in CAR-T cell therapy. Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cell therapy is the most th...
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  • 21 December 2020
Advanced Therapeutics
We are Australia's leaders in Paediatric Gene Therapy.  Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) is the largest network of hospitals and services for children in Australia. Along with our Luminesce Alliance (LA) partners, we are national leaders in diagnostic, data and disease modelling research, with the knowledge and expertise that will be required to develop, evaluate...
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Grant Success
Kids Research, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network is happy to announce that our researchers were awarded a total of more than $2.17M through the University of Sydney in the latest National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas Grants round. The grants awarded will fund research into neurology, clinical nutrition and gene therapy. NHMRC’s Ideas Grant scheme aims to support innovati...
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Grant Success
Kids Research, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network is delighted to announce the tremendous success of our researchers in the latest National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator Grant and Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) round. Together with University of Sydney (USYD) and University of New South Wales (UNSW), more than $13.8...
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  • 21 August 2019
Rare Diseases
A new genetic discovery has changed the lives of two Australian siblings with neuromuscular disease, helping to give them the ability to walk again. The genetic research, led by Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and University of Sydney’s Prof Sandra Cooper, identified a new genetic testing mechanism that enabled doctors to pinpoint the exact gene causing the sibling’s rare disease and subse...
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