Miltenyi Biotec News ANZ Newsletter : Spring/ Summer 2017
Immunotherapy : Professor Alan Trounson and Professor Richard Boyd started the future of cancer treatment at the Monash Health Translation Precinct.
31 October 2017
The Andrews Labor Government has funded 13 pioneering medical research projects that will fast-track breakthroughs in health and medical research into better care and treatments for patients.
Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the recipients of the inaugural round of the Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund, which has invested $3 million into new projects that fast-track the translation of early stage health and medical research into everyday clinical practice and patient care.
Finding a treatment for ovarian cancer – Cartherics Pty Ltd ($500,000)
Ovarian cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer-related death in Australian women and is the fifth most common cancer in women worldwide. It arises from the cells on the outside of the ovary; the germ cell type that arises from the cells which produce eggs; and the rare stromal type arising from supporting tissues within the ovary.
Cartherics Pty Ltd is developing and translating a novel, dual specific cytotoxic CAR-T cell immunotherapy for treatment of relapsed ovarian cancer.
Media release ………
At last the immune system is being recruited in the war against cancer.
RON WALKER has never been one to shy from a challenge. But at 72, the former lord mayor of Melbourne was thrown a curveball. A pea-sized lump on his forehead turned out to be a melanoma………
Cosmos – DYANI LEWIS investigates (read in the link below).