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Prof

Steven Stacker

Honorary
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
animals
humans
lymphangiogenesis
mice
vascular endothelial growth factor d
angiogenesis
biochemistry & molecular biology
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Prof

Steven Stacker

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Angiogenesis
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Prof

Steven Stacker

 

Prof Stacker is Head of the Tumour Angiogenesis Program at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. Previously he worked for two decades at the Melbourne branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, where he was Associate Director and Joint-Head of the Angiogenesis Laboratory.

He received his PhD from the University of Melbourne on work characterising mucins associated with breast cancer and subsequently developing serum markers for the diagnosis of breast cancer. He undertook post-doctoral training with Dr Timothy Springer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Centre for Blood Research, Harvard Medical School, Boston, in 1988-1991. He has published more than 100 articles and 15 patents in the area of vascular biology, cell adhesion and tumour detection. He is recognised internationally for his work on identifying new members of the VEGF family. He demonstrated that the tumour lymphangiogenic properties of VEGF-D result in lymphatic metastasis and their inhibition blocks tumour metastasis. His work has contributed to the formation of three companies, Integrated Medical Technologies, Lymphatix Ltd and Vegenics Ltd. which focused on developing therapeutics and biomarkers for vascular disease and cancer. Prof Stacker was the inaugural holder of the Pfizer Australia Senior Research Fellowship and is currently supported by an NHMRC Research Fellowship and NHMRC Program Grant. His current work tries to understand the unique signalling pathways in lymphatic endothelial cells with the aim of identifying new targets for therapeutics in vascular disease and cancer.

Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2008

NH&MRC Senior Research Fellowship (Level B)

2008

Paxinos-Watson

2005

George Hodgson Medal

2003

Inaugural Pfizer Senior Research Fellowship (Pharmacia Foundation Fellowship)

2003

Pfizer Australia Fellowship

2003

NH&MRC Senior Research Fellowship (Level B)

1998

L & B Membrey Research Award

1998

Robert Davey Memorial Research Award

1998

Robert Davey Memorial Research Award

1998

E.L. Parker Research Award

1995

Robert Coustley Research Award (Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria)

1995

GE Capital Research Award

1995

Marian Shrader Memorial Award

1985

Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Award

1984

Australian Tobacco Research Foundation Scholarship

1982

Anti-Cancer Council Studentship

2008

NH&MRC Senior Research Fellow


2003

Pharmacia/Pfizer Foundation Senior Research Fellow


2003

NH&MRC Senior Research Fellow


1998

Project Leader, CRC for Cellular Growth factors


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Surgery - Royal Melbourne Hospital

Honorary

The Sir Peter Maccallum Department Of Oncology

Honorary Fellow Faculty Of Medicine

Dentistry and Health Sciences

Member

Australian Society for Medical Research

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Major Immunology/Pathology

University of Melbourne

Major Microbiology/Pathology

University of Melbourne