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Linking breast development to bone metastasis: Role for the osteogenic transcription factor Runx2 during breast carcinogenesis [ 2011 - 2013 ]

Also known as: Role of Runx2 in breast carcinogenesis and metastasis

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1012282]

Researchers: A/Pr Matthew Naylor (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Jason Carroll Dr Peter Simpson

Brief description Bone is the principle metastasis site of breast cancer and represents a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Runx2 is one potential candidate gene mediating breast cancer metastasis. Using mice with altered Runx2 levels and breast cancer models, this study will examine the role of Runx2 in breast cancer bone metastasis. Identification of a single gene that controls both breast and bone would open a new area of breast cancer research and a new gene against which therapies could be developed.

Funding Amount $AUD 565,145.38

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