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The Brain Cancer Centre

Many minds. One focus.

The Brain Cancer Centre was launched publicly on 25 October 2021. The centre was founded by Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer and established in partnership with WEHI with support from the Victorian Government. 

The Brain Cancer Centre brings together the best and brightest minds with a single focus: to improve outcomes for brain cancer patients NOW and in the future. Our world-class research teams will work collaboratively to develop new treatments and trials so that patients diagnosed with brain cancer are given real hope.

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News

Pictured: A Kras/Lkb1 tumour that has been graphically distorted to capture each cell separately. Researchers have found some cancer and T cells rely on the same energy sources in the complex tumour microenvironment of lung cancer. Credit: WEHI Mapping the 'energy fingerprints' of lung cancer leads to fundamental treatment rethink

Melbourne researchers have discovered cancer and immune cells rely on the same energy sources from our body to thrive which could trigger a fundamental rethink of treatment options for some lung cancer patients. 

30 June 2022
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 A healthy human T cell. Re-eingineered T cells are put back into a patient during CAR T cell therapy.   Credit: National Cancer Institute (NCI) 'Goldilocks' treatment window could lead to cancer therapy without harmful side-effects

Researchers have developed a way to potentially reduce the toxic side-effects of a type of immunotherapy, in findings that could overcome the pioneering treatment’s biggest limitation.

21 June 2022
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Professor Clare Scott AM Queen's Birthday honours for rare cancers researcher and clinician

WEHI researcher and clinician Professor Clare Scott has been recognised in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, with one of Australia’s highest civilian honours. 

13 June 2022
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Researchers from successful round 5 applications New projects announced for National Drug Discovery Centre

The National Drug Discovery Centre is pleased to announce the selection of four projects that will now receive generous Australian Government subsidies to support high-throughput screening campaigns.

8 June 2022
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Events

Mon, 04/07/2022 - 11:00am to Mon, 04/07/2022 - 12:15pm


Targeting epigenetic and transcriptional regulators for cancer therapy

Davis Auditorium

Mon, 11/07/2022 - 11:00am to Mon, 11/07/2022 - 12:15pm


Cancer genomics

Davis Auditorium

Mon, 18/07/2022 - 11:00am to Mon, 18/07/2022 - 12:15pm


Intravital imaging - an Edwin Hawkins’ perspective

Davis Auditorium

Mon, 25/07/2022 - 11:00am to Mon, 25/07/2022 - 12:15pm


Spatial multi-omics in cancer biology

Davis Auditorium

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