Project Title: Circulating stromal cells (pancreatic stellate cells) and tumour cells in pancreatic cancer
Principal Investigator: Professor Minoti Apte
Position Held: Professor of Medicine (2008) and Director, Pancreatic Research Group (2001) - University of New South Wales
Project Summary: The spread of cancer from the primary organ to distant sites involves the movement of clusters of cancer cells and stromal cells from the original tumour through the circulation. Dr. Apte aims to characterise these cells so as to identify novel markers that would aid early diagnosis as well as facilitate assessment of treatment response and prognosis.