The Genetic Basis of Lung Cancer Progression

    NAME Professor Neil Watkin
    CANCER TYPE Lung cancer
    INSTITUTION Garvan Institute of Medical Research
    STATE New South Wales
    GRANT TYPE $80,000
    PROJECT TYPE Research

    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Australia. 80% of cases are inoperable.

    Study is limited by the lack of high quality tissue samples required for comprehensive genome analysis. This novel project hopes to discover how lung cancer evolves and how to target new effective therapies.