Project Title: The Australian Pancreatic Cancer organoid Biobank
Institution: The University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research
Principal Investigator: Professor Sean Grimmond
Position Held: Director The University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research & Bertalli Chair of Cancer Medicine
Time required to complete project: 2 years
Project Summary: The project team seeks to pioneer a new method for testing cancer drug sensitivity and accelerate more precise Pancreatic Cancer treatment. 100 tumours will have their drug susceptibility predicted from there, and then individually tested against all relevant drugs. This will then allow the team to prioritize our >50+ leads into clinical trials.
Listen to a Radio National interview between Fran Kelly and Professor Sean Grimmond on this research.Listen - click here