microRNAs in Endometrial Cancer

Research Opportunity
Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Number of Master Places Available
1
Department
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Location
Royal Women’s Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Ellen Menkhorst ellen.menkhorst@unimelb.edu.au 83453780 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Eva Dimitriadis eva.dimitriadis@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page

Summary Endometrial cancer is the most common gynaecological cancer in Australia. The prognosis for late stage or metastatic endometrial cancer is poor: new treatments for endometrial cancer are

Project Details

Endometrial cancer is the most common gynaecological cancer in Australia and its frequency is increasing in younger women of reproductive age, largely thought to be due to increasing rates of societal obesity. The prognosis for early stage endometrial cancer is quite good, however, the prognosis for late stage or metastatic disease is poor. There are currently no effective diagnostic tests and current treatments such as hysterectomy are not suitable for younger, reproductive age women who are desirous of children. New diagnostics and therapies for endometrial cancer are urgently required. This project will investigate microRNAs in endometrial cancer and determine their diagnosticprognostic value as well as identify future therapeutic targets.



Faculty Research Themes

Cancer

School Research Themes

Cancer in Medicine, Women's Health



Research Opportunities

Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Department

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Research Node

Royal Women’s Hospital

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