A functional in vivo shRNA screen for regulators of breast cancer metastasis.

Grant number: 1050384 | Funding period: 2013 - 2015

Completed

Abstract

Breast cancer is generally incurable if detected after the tumour has spread to other organs. The genes driving the tumour cells to other sites have not been clearly resolved. This project aims to accelerate the discovery process by using a genome wide functional screen to identify genes that control the spread of breast cancer. If successful, this project could lead very quickly to identification of genes that might be good targets for new therapy against advanced breast cancer.

University of Melbourne Researchers