Rotary Club of Rowville Lysterfield is hosting its annual Breast cancer fundraiser- Girls Night Out
Tickets are $60pp and includes a welcome drink and 2 courses dinner.
All money raised goes to the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute. Guest speaker will be Dr Aparna Jayachandran- Lead Breast Cancer Researcher from the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute, who will share her work and the developments in the work.
Her research investigates the immunology of breast cancer with special reference to high risk triple negative breast cancer. This research aims to determine protein targets on breast cancer cells that may be involved in evading the immune system, by creating a camouflaging “fog” around these cells. It is hoped that by identifying these proteins, druggable targets can be developed that would “lift the fog” from these cells and allow the immune system to attack the cancer.
Triple negative breast cancer accounts for 15% of all breast cancers.
Dr Jayachandran is an internationally recognised cancer researcher, with previous appointments as the Head of the Liver Cancer Unit at the Gallipoli Medical Research Institute at the University of Queensland.