A novel role for SOX18 in regulating neo-lymphangiogenesis and tumour metastasis (2011–2013)

Abstract:
Cancers are lethal mainly because they spread (metastasise) to other parts of the body via blood vessels and lymphatic ducts. Pilot studies suggest that suppressing the function of a gene, SOX18, reduces tumour metastasis. We now propose to confirm these findings and study this effect in detail, with the ultimate aim of developing new therapies able to complement existing anti-cancer treatments.
Grant type:
Cancer Council Queensland
Researchers:
  • Principal Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
    Affiliate Associate Professor
    School of Biomedical Sciences
    Faculty of Medicine
  • Professorial Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
    Affiliate Professor
    School of Biomedical Sciences
    Faculty of Medicine
Funded by:
Cancer Council Queensland