Mechanisms of resistance to P13K pathway inhibitors in ovarian cancer

Project Description

This project investigates the effectiveness of drugs which specifically block activity of the cancer-promoting genes known as the ‘PI3K-Pathway" in ovarian cancer cells. We will identify the reasons why cancers do or don't respond to treatment with these drugs so that we can improve treatment strategies.

Lay Report

Year

2013-2016

Researchers

Prof Wayne Phillips (Sept 2015 - Dec 2016), Dr Kathryn Kinross (Jan 2013 - Sept 2015)

Funding Body

Cancer Council Victoria Research Grant

Institution

The University of Melbourne

Funding

$100,000 pa for 2013-2015, nil in 2016

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