Cancer Australia PdCCRS recipients | Leukaemia Foundation

Cancer Australia PdCCRS recipients

Cancer Australia PdCCRS recipients

Meet the 2019 and 2020 grant recipients, and read an overview of their research projects.

Researcher Kate Vandyke

2019 recipient: Dr Kate Vandyke

This project aims to increase the efficacy of some myeloma therapies.

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Researcher Dr Laura Bray

2019 recipient: Dr Laura Bray

This study aims to develop new models for drug testing that give us information about the biology of AML development and mechanisms of drug resistance.

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Researcher Dr Michelle Henderson

2019 recipient: Dr Michelle Henderson

This project aims to develop a new drug as a novel therapeutic strategy for aggressive leukaemia in children.

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Researcher Dr Jenny Wang

2019 recipient: Dr Jenny Wang

This project will develop a novel LSC-targeted therapy with minimal side effects and toxicity that will improve the outcome of childhood AML.

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Researcher Dr Gabriela Brumatti

2019 recipient: Dr Gabriela Brumatti

This research will determine how a novel combination therapy can be effectively used to increase the chances of cure for childhood AML.

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Researcher Dr Laurence Cheung

2020 recipient: Dr Laurence Cheung

Our research will study the interaction between bone cells and leukaemia cells, and evaluate if restoration of a healthy bone marrow environment improves treatment outcomes.

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Researcher Dr Melissa Cantley

2020 recipient: Dr Melissa Cantley

This project aims to develop new tests to identify which smouldering myeloma patients are at risk of their disease developing into multiple myeloma.

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