Development of an innovative approach to treating cancer

Lead researcher

Prof Julian Rood, Prof Martin Brown, Dr Glen Carter

Department of Microbiology, Monash University

Years funded
2010 - 2012

This project explores the use of tumour targeting bacteria that convert non-toxic drugs into potent anticancer agents specifically within the tumour.

This work will lead to new cancer treatments that do not cause the severe side-effects associated with many other traditional cancer therapies.

Funding Body

Cancer Council Research Grant


$96,250 per annum