[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/2003183]
Brief description The blood-brain barrier is a major impediment to the treatment of brain tumours because it prevents most anti-cancer drugs from entering the brain, and brain tumour, from the bloodstream. This proposal examines new approaches to open the blood-brain barrier to allow the use of existing highly potent anti-cancer drugs as brain cancer therapies. Successful outcomes of this work could lead to substantial improvements in the outcomes for brain tumour patients.
Funding Amount $816,930
Funding Scheme Ideas Grants
Prof Stuart Pitson