Apoptosis and Stem Cells in Cancer Development and Therapy [ 2012 - 2016 ]

Also known as: Apoptosis and Stem Cells in Cancer

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Researchers: Prof Jerry Adams (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Philippe Bouillet Prof David Huang Dr Ruth Kluck Prof Andreas Strasser
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Brief description To improve cancer therapy, we are studying two cancer hallmarks: enhanced cell survival and stem cell-like behaviour. As we discovered, cell death is often blocked in cancer cells. Hence, we are attempting to develop drugs that flip the natural ‘cell death switch’. Stem cells are rare cells that generate entire tissues, as we showed for the breast. Certain cancers may be driven by ‘rogue’ stem cells. If so, eradication of these rare cells within the bulk tumour may require novel therapies.

Funding Amount $AUD 22,852,197.19

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