Acquired resistance to CDK4 inhibition in melanoma

Project Description

This project will work out how melanomas escape from the effects of a new treatment for melanoma that stops tumours from growing. Knowing how the tumour cell changes to survive drug treatment will allow us to design new treatments that will avoid the escape mechanism, providing long-term survival for patients.

Year

2016-2018

Researchers

Dr Karen Sheppard, Prof Grant McArthur

Funding Body

Cancer Council Research Grant

Institution

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology

Funding

$98,921 pa for three years

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