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Brain cancer

Our group work on Glioblastoma, an incurable form of brain cancer with the average survival rate of only 12-15 months post diagnosis.   This is largely due to the ability of these brain tumour cells to block the function of the immune system and thereby escape being killed by these immune cells. However, how these […]

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Immunology

Our research is focused on the role of the immune system and how it relates and can be used to treat cancer. In the future, cancer will predominately be treated with the activation of the immune system, without chemotherapy and radiation. We are undertaking studies on the immunology of cancer and the role of T […]

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Ovarian Cancer

Every 11 hours one woman dies of ovarian cancer in Australia. Approximately 1400 Australia women are diagnosed with the cancer each year, and nearly 800 die annually, making ovarian cancer the fourth most common cause of cancer-related death in women in Australia. The high mortality rate in ovarian cancer patients results from the diagnosis of […]

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Langerhans Cell Histocytosis

LCH is a rare cancer-like disease that mostly affects infants and children but can also occur in adults. Lesions can infiltrate any organ of the body, which can result in bone lesions and scarring of vital organs. Our research has the potential to unlock broad new findings to better understand LCH and other diseases involving […]

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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is a cancer of the white blood cells. Clinical outlook for this slow-growing cancer varies amongst patients. Some patients show no symptoms of cancer while others can progress rapidly where treatment is necessary. The onset and cause of symptoms /disease progression is unknown. The focus of our research is to identify […]

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Breast cancer

Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia in 2023 for persons aged 20 to 39 and 60 to 79, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer for persons aged 40 to 59. While breast cancer is predominantly found in women, it can also affect men. Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) makes up […]

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Bowel cancer

Australia has some of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world. Australia has one of the highest rates of Bowel cancer in the world. It is the third most diagnosed form of cancer in Australia and the second largest killer. Regular screening and early detection are key with a 98% successful rate, when […]

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Renal cancer

The role of immune cells in renal cancer and genito-urinary cancer is led by Dr Prashanth Prithviraj and Professor Nuzhat Ahmed. The group are studying the role of Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transformation (EMT) in these cancers with the view of using this information to enhance treatments in these cancers. Renal cancer is cancer of the […]

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