Topic: Cancer treatment

A/Professor Croucher and his team are investigating new treatment options for triple-negative breast cancers that have spread.

Dr Wang will investigate and detail how leukaemic stem cells are able to survive and renew.

A/Professor Ziegler will test if a new drug combination can switch off the overactive molecular pathway and halt cancer progression in the most aggressive childhood brain tumours.

A/Professor Wang and her team will develop a test to monitor treatment response and watch for the early signs of treatment failure.

Dr Blancafort and her team will develop a test to detect a gene prolific in aggressive forms of breast cancer and identify new treatment targets.

Prof Price is investigating how new imaging technology could be used to enhance radiotherapy effectiveness in solid cancers. 

A/Prof Griffin will conduct pre-clinical tests of a much needed new combination treatment for patients with advanced pancreatic and bowel cancers.

This research will pave the way for the development of a less invasive and personalised diagnostic tests to detect cancer relapse in children with ALL. 

A/Prof Buchanan and his team will determine how the gut bacteria causes bowel cancer in younger adults by looking at samples.

Alongside a clinical trial of ribociclib for prostate cancer, Professor Butler and her team will identify biomarkers that can be used to identify which patients this new drug is likely to benefit.