DECIPHERING MECHANISMS OF DISEASE EVOLUTION IN MELANOMA

Grant number: 1080253 | Funding period: 2015 - 2017

Completed

Abstract

In many patients, cancers are ever-changing, even after they have formed. This explains why many cancers can spread beyond the point of cure by surgery and why they can become resistant to treatments. This project will use patient melanomas and laboratory modelling to understand how melanomas change as they grow and spread. The results will be used to identify the nature of evolutionary changes in cancer in order to predict and even exploit them in treatment.