microRNAs and their processing complexes integrate erbB-2 and AR signaling pathways in prostate cancer [ 2012 - 2014 ]

Also known as: Understanding the molecular mechanisms that drive prostate cancer cell growth

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Researchers: Prof Peter Leedman (Principal investigator)

Brief description Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and is dependent upon signaling from male hormones (androgens) for continued growth. We recently identified some novel small RNAs (intracellular messengers), called microRNAs, that are likely to play important roles in the growth of prostate cancer cells. This project will evaluate the functional role of these microRNAs in human prostate cancer, as well as some other proteins involved in microRNA processing and may provide the foundation for new avenues for therapeutic intervention.

Funding Amount $AUD 660,665.90

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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