Research Interests: Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease with a dismal prognosis. The five-year survival rate is less than 5% and most patients die within a few months of diagnosis. My current research focuses on identifying novel therapeutic approaches for pancreatic cancer including targeting the extensive scarring (fibrosis) which we have shown enhances pancreatic cancer progression.
Broad Research Areas:
Cancer, Inflammation, Cell Biology and Gene Regulation
Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
American Pancreatic Association, European Pancreatic Association, Australasian Pancreatic Club (Honorary Secretary, www.pancreas.org.au), Gastroenterological Society of Australia, American Association of Cancer Research, Australian Health and Medical Research Council
Specific Research Keywords:
Cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Pancreatic stellate cells, Drug Resistance, Apoptosis