Granulosa cell tumors of the ovary

Lead researcher

Prof Peter Fuller, Dr Ann Drummond

Institution

Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research

Years funded

2010 - 2012

Granulosa cell tumours of the ovary arise from the granulosa cells of the ovarian follicle. It is not known what causes these tumours. 

These studies will identify the genetic changes which lead to their development. Identification of the molecular events that cause these tumours will enable improvements in prognostication (i.e. prediction of which tumour is prone to late relapse).  It should also help to design appropriate, specific treatments.

Funding

$100,000 per annum