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Cancer-Associated Fibroblast Stem Cells [ 2012 - 2015 ]

Also known as: Stem Cells in the Prostate Cancer Microenvironment

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1035721]

Researchers: Dr Mitchell Lawrence (Principal investigator)

Brief description The behaviour of prostate cancer cells is regulated by their surrounding environment known as the stroma. The stroma has been proposed as a therapeutic target, but it is a diverse mix of cells that needs to be specifically targeted. Not all stromal cells are equal; cells surrounding tumours have different features from cells in normal tissue. Therefore, the goal of this project is to directly isolate cancer-associated stromal cells from patient tissue and study their role in cancer progression.

Funding Amount $AUD 307,946.17

Funding Scheme Early Career Fellowships

Notes Peter Doherty Biomedical ECF

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