WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
FULL-TIME RESEARCH ASSISTANT FOR A THREE-YEAR PERSONALISED BREAST CANCER RESEARCH PROJECT
2019 - 2022
Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI)
Prof. Robin Anderson
A model to create a living breast cancer biobank.
Patients will donate a tumour sample for analysis, genetic testing examines the DNA of every single cell in that tumour sample, and insights gained identify which drug is best to attack that particular cancer.
This grant funds a full time Research Assistant for a translational breast cancer research project at ONJCRI. The Research Assistant transports tumour samples from the clinic to the laboratory and prepares the samples for genetic and drug testing. This research is dealing specifically with the cancer cells most likely to be responsible for forming metastatic cancers. This research hopes to gather enough evidence to prove that personalised cancer treatment should not only be the standard way of treating metastatic breast cancer patients but can be applied to any cancer type where a tumour sample can be collected.