News & Events

Webinar Series
Watch the video of this webinar to hear from two experts in important parts of the drug development pipeline. So far, our series of webinars has featured a number of therapies currently being delivered to patients at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN). So we’ve asked the experts how potential therapies are identified and how do we most effectively investigate the effectiveness and saf...
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Clinical Trials
A phase III multicentre clinical trial conducted in seven countries (Australia, Germany, Japan, Spain, Turkey, USA and UK) has successfully shown that a new drug boosts bone growth in children born with achondroplasia. The study has been recently published in The Lancet and was led by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute along with investigators, Dr Louise Tofts, Paediatric Rehabilitatio...
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Clinical Trials
International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated globally on 20 May, each year. Since the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the importance of progress in science, research and healthcare has never been more evident. The speed and scale of the global spread of COVID-19 has driven government bodies, researchers and clinicians to rapidly develop and launch clinical trials in the race to develo...
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Zero Childhood Cancer trial shows promising results
Clinical trials
The Zero Childhood Cancer program has released initial results of its national clinical trial, revealing promising outcomes within its first 12 months.   Of the 128 children enrolled in the trial from across Australia with high-risk and relapsed cancers, 67% were provided with personalised treatment plans aimed at killing their unique cancer cells. For most children enrolled in the trial,...
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Clinical trials
This week The Children’s Hospital at Westmead announced a clinical trial for children who are newly diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a rare and aggressive brain cancer. Around 20 children are diagnosed with DIPG each year, with the average patient surviving just nine months after diagnosis. Funded by the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and the Isabella and Marcus Fo...
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Clinical trials
Findings of a phase 3 clinical trial for the treatment of seizures associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) in children have been published today in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. The international study was conducted in 25 countries, with centres across Australia led by Dr John Lawson, paediatric neurologist at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick and national leader in epi...
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