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Application of next generation sequencing to address clinical problems in cancer [ 2016 - 2019 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1112113]

Researchers: Dr Nicola Waddell (Principal investigator)

Brief description Cancer is the cause of 1 in 8 deaths worldwide. Cancer occurs due to errors or mutations in the DNA of normal cells. The mutations may cause the cells to grow incorrectly and become cancer. I will identify the mutations or errors in tumour cells. This will tell us: i) How the tumour started and continued to grow ii) How to treat the tumour cells to kill the cancer The work will involve a variety of cancer types including mesothelioma, melanoma, oesophageal, pancreatic and breast cancer.

Funding Amount $AUD 475,079.62

Funding Scheme Career Development Fellowships

Notes RD Wright Biomedical CDF

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