A New Paradigm For Targeting Mutant P53 Tumours

Grant number: 1120293 | Funding period: 2017 - 2020



Over half of all cancers contain mutations in a gene called TP53, also known as the “guardian of the genome”. Mutation of TP53 provides tumour cells with a growth advantage, and leads to resistance to chemotherapy and poor outcomes for patients. We have identified a potential “Achilles heel” in cancers with TP53 mutations. In this project we will establish a new paradigm for treating tumours with TP53 mutations that will be applicable to a large number of patients across all types of cancer.