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Grants

Centre for Personalised Analysis of Cancers (CPAC)

The objectives of our inter-disciplinary program are to optimise, expand and exploit current capabilities to:

(i) Facilitate the development of advanced patient-derived 3D tumour models (tumouroids and explants) in which to undertake ex-vivo therapeutic sensitivity screens;
(ii) Identify specific ex-vivo assays that reliably read-out clinical responses and test their utility in clinical trials;
(iii) Provide a structured, coordinated, interdisciplinary and tumour-stream aligned research training program for early career clinicians; and
(iv) Instigate a coordinated consumer collective of tumour stream representatives with high level representation across CPAC committees to facilitate consumer input.

Investigators

Prof Rik Thompson IHBI, QUT
A/Prof Elizabeth Williams APCRC-Q, IHBI, QUT
Prof Colleen Nelson APCRC-Q, IHBI, QUT
Dr Ian Vela APCRC-Q, IHBI, QUT, PAH
Dr Jennifer Gunter APCRC-Q, IHBI, QUT
A/Prof Jyotsna Batra APCRC-Q, IHBI, QUT
A/Prof Derek Richard APCRC-Q, IHBI, QUT
Prof Ken O'Byrne APCRC-Q, IHBI, QUT, PAH
A/Prof Mike Doran APCRC-Q, IHBI, QUT
+ 50 other investigators

Duration

2019 - 2021

Funding

Medical Research Future Fund through Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners Rapid Applied Research Translation $1,024,080