Improving targeted therapy for colorectal cancer [ 2015 - 2018 ]

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Researchers: Dr Tracy Putoczki (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Peter Gibbs Dr Michael Griffin Dr Rodney Luwor

Brief description Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common causes of cancer-associated death in the world. We aim to understand why some CRC patients stop responding to EGFR therapy. In particular, we will study small molecules called cytokines that are produced by the tumour microenvironment and determine if the inhibition of these cytokines can over-come the acquired resistance to therapy. Our goal is to identify new ways to improve the current treatment options for CRC patients.

Funding Amount $AUD 972,538.91

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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