Outsmarting brain tumour cells

Glioblastoma: Determining how the molecular microenvironment of the human brain influences cancer progression and treatment efficacy
Outsmarting brain tumour cells
Project Status: In progress
Project administered by: Flinders University

The clinical outcomes of brain cancer have not improved in 30 years.

The microenvironment surrounding cancer cells is at the frontline of clinical oncology. However, the influence of the biochemical composition of the human brain on the progression of Glioblastoma is poorly understood.

We will test how the brain biochemistry may change the identity of cancer cells and cause the failure of current chemo- and radiotherapies. Finally we will develop a laboratory test to identify more effective drugs.

This project is funded by the Mark Hughes Foundation