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Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1084964]

Researchers: Prof Peter Leedman (Principal investigator) ,  Prof George Yeoh

Brief description Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), or liver cancer, is a major global problem. Most people present with advanced disease and current therapies are relatively ineffective. Small RNAs, called microRNAs are a new form of therapy that may present new options for patients with HCC. We have characterised a microRNA that is a powerful inhibitor of HCC growth both in cells and in preclinical animal models. This project will characterise the microRNA’s function in HCC and as a potential therapeutic.

Funding Amount $AUD 700,751.22

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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