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CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

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Growing 3D tumours in the laboratory

Project

Growing 3D tumours in the laboratory

Project Outline

We are researching the best way to maintain tumour growth in the laboratory. This will enable us to access different cancer therapies to determine the most effective treatment. It is important for us to maintain the tumour cells with their surrounding environment – in a 3D slice. This allows to study how the tumour microenvironment contributes to the response of the tumour cells to different treatments.

Research area
Cancer

Laboratory
Translational Cancer Research Program

Contact
Louise Winteringham

Project

Patient derived xenograft models

Project

Patient derived xenograft models

Project Outline

We are developing patient derived xenograft models of various cancers. These pre-clinical models of real patient tumours allow us to undertake pre-clinical trials for new drugs and new combination therapies.
This is important as currently more than 80% of clinical trials will fail. Developing these pre-clinical trials will enable better design and greater success for patients entering into clinical trials. We are collaborating with several laboratories around Australia to enable increased pre-clinical trial capacity.

Research area
Cancer

Laboratory
Translational Cancer Research Program

Contact
Dr Louise Winteringham