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Finding a therapy for triple negative breast cancer patients


Project Description

Triple negative breast cancers are a poor prognosis breast cancer with limited therapeutic options as they do not express estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors or Her2. Recent clinical studies have shown that women who have triple negative breast cancers, but also express the alternate estrogen receptor, ERβ, respond well to Tamoxifen.

We will use our mouse model of triple negative breast cancer, engineered to express ERβ, to determine how Tamoxifen exerts is benefits to these patients. This project will involve RNA sequencing of tumours.

Funding Notes

All PhD students at Peter Mac must have a scholarship from The University of Melbourne or through another government, trust or philanthropic organisation. Before applying for a scholarship, you must have agreed on a project with an institute supervisor.

For further information about the university application process, see:
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Closing dates for applications for scholarships to commence in 2017: Round 1 -31 October 2016; Round 2 - 18 Dec 2016.

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