Identifying commonality amongst T cell oncogenes

Project Description

This project will examine a variety of cancer-causing genes that are the cause of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a common childhood cancer. It will examine whether these genes use similar or distinct molecular pathways to cause leukaemia. In addition, we will examine how different cancer-causing genes co-operate to result in leukaemia. This may lead to new therapeutic targets for the treatment of childhood T-cell leukaemia.

Lay Report - Final

Identifying similarity between genes that cause T cell leukaemia

Year

2012-2014

Researchers

Dr Matthew McCormack, Dr Wei Shi

Funding Body

Cancer Council Research Grant

Institution

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Funding

$100,000 per annum

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