Cancer in Medicine

Cancer in all its forms, encompasses research, prevention, detection, treatment, care and health system transformation to address this most significant burden of disease.

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Projects Supervisor(s) Department Research Opportunity
A monoclonal antibody (mAb1F5) has been developed that identifies the expression of a putative growth factor Peter Wookey Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Honours students
A randomised controlled trial of short-course antibiotics in children with cancer and febrile neutropenia Gabrielle Haeusler Paediatrics PhD students, Masters by Research
A systematic review of end of life quality of care indicators Jennifer Philip Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
A systematic review of the management of anxiety in palliative cancer patients Jennifer Philip Medicine and Radiology Master of Biomedical Science
A systematic review of the management of nausea unrelated to cancer treatment Jennifer Philip Medicine and Radiology Master of Biomedical Science
A systematic review of the management of sleep in palliative care cancer patients Jennifer Philip Medicine and Radiology Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
A therapeutic strategy for killing cancer cells by DNA repair inhibition Andrew Deans Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
An anti-calcitonin receptor (CTR) antibody for the detection of programmed cell death: the role of CTR in a novel adaptive response in a pre-apoptotic mechanism Peter Wookey Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Honours students
Cancer drug discovery by inhibition of a DNA repair pathway with Crispr/Cas9 gene editing and biochemistry Wayne Crismani Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Characterising Respiratory Infections in Immune-suppressed Haematology and Transplant Patients Monica Slavin Medicine and Radiology PhD students
Defining the Role of Transcriptional Stress Pathways in Cancer Cell Resistance Towards Anti-Cancer Therapeutics John Price Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research
Enteric Neuropathy as a Target to Alleviate Gastrointestinal Side-effects of Chemotherapy Kulmira Nurgali Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Fertility decision tools for young women with breast cancer Michelle Peate Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research
Fertility preservation in children with cancer Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Finding a needle in the haystack: ctDNA detection for tracking cancer evolution and refining cancer risk Daniel Buchanan Clinical Pathology Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Function and cryo-EM structure of the breast cancer predisposition gene BRCA1 Andrew Deans Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Honours students
Heterogeneity of treatment response in advanced cancer: role of intrinsic and microenvironmental factors Frederic Hollande Clinical Pathology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Identification and Characterisation of Molecular Mediators of Cancer Metastasis John Price Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Identifying better therapies for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes. Louise Purton Medicine and Radiology Masters by Research, Honours students
Inflammation-induced Cancer: Mechanisms and Novel Treatments Kulmira Nurgali Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Investigating the link between phenotype change and treatment resistance in prostate cancer Niall Corcoran Surgery PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Linking determination of cell fate in the developing nervous system to paediatric brain tumours David Eisenstat Paediatrics PhD students
Manipulating Recipient Immunological Microenvironment to Improve Outcomes in Allogeneic Transplantation David Ritchie Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research
Mesenchymal Stem Cell-based Therapies for Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Colorectal Cancer Kulmira Nurgali Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Novel Approaches in Therapeutic Endoscopy Alan Moss Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Novel genetic interactions with the double-stranded RNA-induced autoimmunity pathways Carl Walkley Medicine and Radiology Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
Predicting tumour evolution, immune surveillance and editing using integromic classification of the tumour microenvironment Daniel Buchanan Clinical Pathology Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Prediction of ovarian malignancy in children with ovarian cysts Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology Honours students
Regulation of blood cell production by endothelial cell-derived retinoic acid receptor gamma Louise Purton Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Role of the EHF transcription factor in breast cancer John Mariadason Medicine and Radiology Honours students
Role of the Nervous System in Cancer Development and Progression Kulmira Nurgali Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Roles of macrophages subpopulations in tumour microenvironment in gastric cancer Adrian Achuthan Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Sepsis pathway compliance and outcomes for haematology patients Monica Slavin Medicine and Radiology Honours students
Structural biology of proteins involved in cancer Craig Morton Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
The development of anti-NPY1 receptor antibodies for research into and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and cancer Peter J Wookey Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Honours students
The Genomic Drivers of High Risk Prostate cancer Christopher Hovens Surgery PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
The impact of cancer therapies on the bone marrow microenvironment Louise Purton Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
The Impact of Inflammation-Driven Cancers on Immune Ageing David Ritchie Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research
The role of EGFR Signaling in Glioblastoma Progression and Resistance to Current Therapies Rodney Luwor Surgery PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
The role of FANCM gene in inherited breast cancer Andrew Deans Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Honours students
The role of invadopodia in glioma invasion and response to therapeutics Stanley Stylli Surgery PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
The role of RECQL4 gene in cancer predispositon Andrew Deans Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
The role of RNA editing enzyme ADAR1 in liver homeostasis and metabolism Carl Walkley Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Post Doctor Researchers
The role of STAT3-mediated Cancer Progression and Resistance to Current Therapies Rodney Luwor Surgery PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Treatment outcome in older lung cancer patients: does the biological age predict it? Andrea Maier Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Understanding how immune cell function is impacted by novel therapies in patients with B cell malignancies David Ritchie Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Understanding the microenvironment of lymphodema Ramin Shayan Surgery PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Understanding the role of CXCR7 in lymphodema following radiation injury Ramin Shayan Surgery PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Use of tools to detect medication related problems in emergency departments Elizabeth Manias Psychiatry Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
WomenCAN: Promoting and advancing women’s health and wellbeing after cancer Michelle Peate Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science