Identification of the role of the gene, ST7, in cancer development

Lead researcher

Associate Professor Ian Campbell

Institution

Ian Potter Centre for Cancer Genomics and Predictive Medicine, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Years funded

2005-2006

Genetic evidence from many investigators, including our own laboratory, has indicated that the gene ST7 is involved in the development of many different types of cancer. We will use a variety of gene analysis technologies to investigate how ST7 influences cancer development. Because ST7 appears to represent a completely novel class of tumour suppressor, our investigations may uncover previously unknown targets for anti-cancer therapies.
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