ACRF Centre for Cancer Genomic Medicine

  • Research Institute: Monash Institute of Medical Research

  • Amount granted: $1.6 million

  • Year granted: 2010

This grant enabled the Monash Health Translation Precinct to establish the ACRF Centre for Cancer Genomic Medicine (ACCGM).

The Centre allows the genetic profiling of specific cancers. This information is critical to the development and application of anticancer drugs tailored to individual patients.

By purchasing the latest in DNA sequencing technologies, called second and third generation platforms, the ACCGM has been able to introduce molecular-based based patient tumour profiles for everyday cancer patient management.

The establishment of the ACCGM allowed a greater insight into the nature of the genes involved in cancer. This has been invaluable not only for cancer prognosis, but also for identifying patients that may or may not respond to new therapies.

Chief Investigators: Prof Bryan Williams, Prof Paul Hertzog, Prof Neil Watkins, Associate Prof Brendan Jenkins, Prof Gail Risbridger, Prof Matthew Gillespie, Prof Evan Simpson, Prof Peter Fuller

 

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