Breast cancer is the most common malignancy among females affecting 1 in 8 women. Normal cells only divide when they receive a stimulus however cancer cells divide uncontrollably and are able to spread to other sites in the body in a process known as metastasis. We have identified a gene which may regulate cancer growth and spread and thus affect disease outcome. This grant aims to characterise the mechanisms by which this novel gene controls breast cancer growth and metastasis.
Prof Christina Mitchell, Prof Catriona McLean
Cancer Council Research Grant
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University