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Striving for a cancer-free future

Improving responsiveness to anti-cancer immunotherapy

Lead researcher

Dr Ashleigh Poh

The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute

Tumour type:
Colon, Melanoma, Lung

Years funded
(Jul 2017-Jun 2018)

What is the project?

This project exploits expression of the protein Haematopoietic Cell Kinase (HCK) as a novel target to improve the anti-cancer effects of immunotherapy and chemotherapy. The findings from this study will provide important mechanistic insights and pre-cinical proof-of-concept data to support future clinical trials with anti-HCK drugs to reduce tumour growth in patients.

Funding Body

Cancer Council Postdoctoral Fellowship