In partnership with the Telethon Kids Institute (formerly known as the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research), we established the Ethan Davies Scholarship for Brain Cancer Research.
This annual Scholarship supports a researcher in the Institute’s brain cancer laboratory accelerate the development and introduction of new and improved treatments to prevent and better treat childhood brain cancer, particularly ependymoma.
Research at the Institute’s brain cancer laboratory is particularly focused on why some children relapse or respond poorly to therapy. Among other things, the laboratory grows cancer cell lines (some of which are more than 20 years old) taken from children with brain cancer. These are grown using a specialised technique perfected in the laboratory, and compared to normal cells with the hope of better understanding their nature. The cancer cell lines are shared with other researchers around the world.
We hope that the Scholarship will play an important role in supporting childhood brain cancer research on an ongoing basis.
If you would like to support the Scholarship, or know people or organisations who may want to, please visit the Scholarship’s main website for more information: www.ethandaviesscholarship.com.au.