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Donor Funding: $80,000
Cancer Type: Lung & mesothelioma
Cancer Stage: Treatment
Funded in: 2019

Dr Joanna Woodcock
University of South Australia

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and survival rates are poor. Non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC), which account for 80% of lung cancers, comprise many different subtypes restricting treatment options.

Drugs that are more broadly effective are needed. 14-3-3 proteins are involved in the development of NSCLC and are a suitable target for drug development. We already have compounds that target 14-3-3 and will confirm NSCLC’s dependence on 14-3-3 and identify new drug candidates.