Research

  • Research program by cancer treatment pioneer coming to Sydney

    Leading CAR-T cancer treatment expert, Dr Patrick Schlegel, has been welcomed to Westmead as part of a multi-party partnership between the University of Sydney, the Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI) and Sydney Children's Hospitals Network (SCHN).

  • Mini brains may help treat incurable brain cancer

    Treatments for incurable and aggressive brain cancers may only be a few years away with researchers in the Children’s Cancer Research Unit (CCRU) beginning a new research project to trial CAR-T cell therapy on mini brains.
  • RSV infection rates lowest in years

    Despite the global outbreak of COVID-19 this year, many children may actually have been healthier than previous years with new research showing more than an 85% reduction in RSV and bronchiolitis presentations and admissions to Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network.

  • Children’s antibodies to help in fight against COVID-19

    The next piece of the puzzle needed to find a COVID-19 vaccine may lie in the immune systems of children and will become the focus of a new research study at Kids Research.
  • New hope for girls with Rett Syndrome

    In a new clinical trial being led by The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, doctors are testing whether drug used to help adult Alzheimer’s patients can help improve some of the devastating features of Rett syndrome.

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