Dissecting PTEN-regulated pathways in the genesis of melanoma [ 2011 - 2014 ]

Also known as: PTEN and melanomagenesis

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Researchers: Prof Helen Rizos (Principal investigator)

Brief description Melanoma is a major Australian health problem. It is the third most common cancer in men and women and has a disproportionately heavy impact on productive years of life. The PTEN phosphatase is one of the most common targets for inactivation in melanoma. The precise role of PTEN and its contribution to melanoma development have not been thoroughly explored. This work will highlight potentially novel pathways and molecules that are likely to be critical in the genesis of melanoma and to the rational approach to targeted therapy.

Funding Amount $AUD 302,981.48

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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