Improvement of ovarian cancer models to support preclinical development of new therapies for ovarian cancer

Project Description

The formation and functions of white blood cells are controlled by special chemical messengers (cytokines) that bind to the surface of blood cells. Over-responses or incorrect responses to cytokine instructions leads to leukaemia development.

At present we are analysing how cells respond to their instructions and the chemicals inside the cell that determine whether the cells will respond abnormally.

Lay Report

Year

2012-2016

Researchers

A/Prof Clare Scott

Institution

Division of Stem Cells and Cancer, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Award / Duration

Sir Edward Dunlop Research Fellowship

Funding

$300,000 per annum

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