OUR 2015 RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENTS

Dr Bree Foley

Research Area: Immunotherapy

Project: Harnessing the immune system as a mode to treat cancer

State: WA

Main supporter: Can Too Foundation

Dr Brett Hollier

Research Area: Prostate Cancer

Project: Investigating a protein linked to the spread and therapy resistance of prostate cancer

State: QLD

Main supporter: Denton Family Trust

Dr Bryan Day

Research Area: Brain Cancer

Project: Exploring cell surface proteins as a possible therapeutic target for children’s brain cancer

State: QLD

Main supporter: Cure Cancer supporters

Dr Fernando Guimaraes

Research Area: Breast Cancer

Project: Targeting specific factors produced by breast cancer tumours that control breast cancer spreading

State: VIC

Main supporter: Can Too Foundation

Dr Jyotsna Batra

Research Area: Prostate Cancer

State: QLD

Jyostna is the recipient of two research grants in 2015

Project 1 : Investigating prostate cancer genetic variants and their potential to act as biomarkers

Main Supporter: Arthur Byrne Fellowship

Project 2: Identifying the role of a novel gene in prostate cancer which may lead to possible therapeutic targeting

Main Supporter: Can Too Foundation

 

Dr Stephen Mattarollo

Research Area: Lymphoma

Porject: Developing an antibody vaccine to fight lymphoma

State: QLD

Main Supporter: Can Too Foundation

Dr Zaklina Kovacevic

Research Area: Prostate Cancer

Lay Title: Targeting a protein involved in the spread and progression of prostate cancer as a possible treatment

State: NSW

Main Supporter: Can Too Foundation

 

Dr Hui Gan

Research Area: Immunotherapy

Project: Examining whether antibodies against surface cellular receptors have biological and anti-cancer effects

State: VIC

Supported by: Can Too Foundation

Dr Christine Napier

Research Area: Cancer Genetics & Biology

Project: Exploiting mutations in a gene that protects cancer cells against specific stresses for therapeutic outcomes

State: NSW

Main Supporter: Fight on the Beaches

Dr Jill Larsen

Research Area: Lung Cancer

Project: Identification of lung tumour specific changes that can be exploited as potential targets for drug development

State: QLD

Main Supporter: Can Too Foundation

Dr Jason Wong

Research Area: Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

Project: Exploring genetic mutations in acute myeloid leukaemia

State: NSW

Main Supporter: Can Too Foundation

Dr Kathryn Skelding

Research Area: Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

Project: Examining genetic cancer targets in acute myeloid leukaemia

State: NSW

Main Supporter: Tour de Cure

Dr Kevin Knower

Research Area: Breast Cancer

Project : Investigating novel therapeutic targets and their function in breast cancer connective tissue

State: VIC

Main Supporter: Can Too Foundation

Dr Michael Doran

Research Area: Stem Cell Therapy

Lay Title: Advancing the technology to grow bone marrow stem cells outside of the body in order to treat bone marrow cancers

State: QLD

Main Supporter: Can Too Foundation

Dr Patsy Soon

Research Area: Breast Cancer

Project: Studying the role of molecules produced by cancer supporting cells in triple negative breast cancers.

State: NSW

Main Supporter: Can Too Foundation

Dr Phillippa Taberlay

Research Area: Prostate Cancer

Project: Testing novel cancer therapies and the influence of genes for early intervention in prostate cancer

State: NSW

Main Supporter: Can Too Foundation