US Defense supports UQ breast cancer research

21 Apr 2017

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has committed more than A$1.3 million from its Breast Cancer Research Program to a Queensland study tackling the spread of tumours to the brain.

The University of Queensland will conduct the three-year project, the only project outside North America awarded funding under the DoD’s Breast Cancer Breakthrough Scheme (Award #W81XWH-17-1-0064 & 17-1-0065).

This research suggests the movement of calcium in cells goes awry in both primary breast cancers and in metastatic tumours in the brain.

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