Researchers from Victorias world-leading cancer research centres will work to improve outcomes for patients by investigating a range of cancers, such as blood, breast, bowel, lung, neuroendocrine, prostate, pancreatic, skin and malignant rhabdoid
tumours one of the most aggressive and lethal cancers in children.
Mutants: 1 DA, 4 AA, 10 GBM Steinbok et al, Unilateral: 42 cases were (21) 2016 reviewed; 12 PA, 4 DA, 2 GG, 2 E, 2 N, 2 pilomyxoid astrocytoma, 9 AA, 3 GBM, 1 AG, 1 germinoma Bithalamic: 1 PA, 3 DA, 2 AA, 3 GBM, 1 O Aboian et al, 6 cases had H3K27M mutation (22) 2017 Abbreviations: A, astrocytoma; AA, anaplastic astrocytoma; AE, anaplastic ependymoma; AO, anaplastic oligodendroglioma; ATRT, atypical teratoid rhabdoid
tumor; DA, low-grade diffuse astrocytoma; E, ependymoma; GBM, glioblastoma; GG, ganglioglioma; HGA, high-grade astrocytoma; JPA, juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma; LGA, low-grade astrocytoma; LI, labeling index; N, neurocytoma; O, oligodendroglioma (low grade); OA, oligoastrocytoma; PA, pilocytic astrocytoma; PNET, primitive neuroectodermal tumor.
This year's runners will include 34-year-old Alex Fawcett from Stannington, the father of three-yearold Joseph, who was diagnosed with an Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid
Tumor (ATRT) aged just eight months.