Research we are currently funding:
This project aims to develop a way to increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy in pancreatic cancer using a dual treatment approach that targets the production of protective tissue in the
If this treatment is shown to be effective, it will provide much-needed hope for patients who receive the devastating diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
This project aims to develop a tailored treatment approach for pancreatic cancer, providing more effective options and boosting the chances of a good outcome.
This project will determine how drug resistance develops at the genetic level and explore ways of making treatment approaches more effective.
Associate Professor Phoebe Phillips and her team have come up with a new way to target the cells that help the spread of aggressive pancreatic cancer.
Impact we've achieved with our research:
A novel approach to shutting down the energy supply in cancer cells has led to highly promising treatments that are already undergoing successful trials in people with solid cancer tumours.
A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer 18 years ago drove Jan to improve her understanding of cancer. She now sits on our Research Consumer Review Panel, helping decide which research we fund.
Professor Minoti Apte and her team made a crucial breakthrough in finding that the cells around the pancreas help the tumour to grow. Targeting these cells can hinder growth of the cancer.