Research

St George Hospital – Cancer Research Program

A key area of research for Associate Professor Yong Li, Head of Cancer Research at St George Clinical School is the development of new treatments of cancer.

Research by the school:

  • Investigates the mechanisms of prostate & ovarian cancer metastasis and the drug and radio-resistance associated with tumour microenvironments, and cancer stem cell (CSC ) & epithelial-mesenchymal transitions; and
  • Investigates novel biomarkers from human body fluids for cancer diagnoses, and the monitoring of cancer progression.

The aim is to develop targeted cancer therapies and combination therapies to control micro-metastatic prostate cancer and ovarian cancers.

Targeted therapies mean that patients are likely to live longer and with a higher quality of life, as the treatments have less risk, less side effects and a greater impact on the cancer.


Published Research

Open-source Cancer Research

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