Role Of Wif1 In Tumour Suppression

Grant number: 1004019 | Funding period: 2011 - 2013



Osteosarcoma is the most common bone cancer. Treatment often entails aggressive surgery with intensive chemotherapy, although one third of those diagnosed will still die from this disease. We have found that the molecule WIF1 can suppress osteosarcoma growth. In this project we aim to identify genetic modifiers of WIF1, potential WIF1 interactors and define active domains of WIF1 for the development of more effective targeted therapeutics for osteosarcoma.