Project Title: A Novel Theranostic for Pancreatic Cancer
Grant: Innovation Grant 2017
Institution: The University of Queensland
Principal Investigator: Professor John Hooper
Position Held: Professor of Cancer Biology, Mater Research Institute - The University of Queensland
Time required to complete project: 1 year
Project Summary: The aim of this project is to lay the groundwork to develop a new radio-labelled antibody for improved imaging and treatment of pancreatic cancer. Using disease-relevant patient-derived cells grown as tumours in mice, and state-of-the-art imaging equipment, this project will evaluate the novel agent’s effectiveness for tumour staging and response to therapy and treatment of pancreatic cancer.