The role of cell polarity regulators in mammary gland development & breast cancer

Lead researcher

Dr Patrick Humbert

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Years funded

The incorrect orientation or shape of cells within breast tissue is one of the earliest signs of cancer. A better understanding of how the genes that control tissue organisation are involved in breast cancer may not only lead to the discovery of useful prognostic markers to grade pre-malignant breast lesions, but will also provide molecular insights into mammary gland biology and breast cancer progression.

Lay Report - Final

How does tissue disorganization promote breast cancer?

Funding Body

Cancer Council Research Grant


$100,000 per annum