BIORAD CFX Connect Real-time PCR Detection System
This infrastructure grant provided critical capacity to undertake a variety of cancer-related projects. These range from investigating new approaches for treatment of sarcomas (cancers) to identifying how vitamin D reduces the incidence of breast cancer.
What we aim to achieve
We have a number of on-going projects. These include developing new effective treatments for patients with solid tumours and reducing the rate of breast cancer by maintaining optimal levels of vitamin D.
Our next steps and milestones
Our goals in the next three years are to identify a new lead compound that can be developed as a solid cancer therapeutic and to provide a rational understanding of how high levels of vitamin D can reduce breast cancer risk.
What motivates me
Two major factors are mentoring postgraduate students who will be the next generation of cancer researchers and a love of research which is directed towards curing cancer.
My message to supporters
Funding from Cancer Council SA donors provided a critical piece of equipment that contributes to the ongoing cancer research of several different projects that aim to improve the treatment of cancer.