ANFF-Q clients awarded MRFF grant for breakthrough ovarian cancer project

Professor Yusuke Yamauchi

Congratulations to ANFF-Q clients Dr Amirali Popat and Professor Yusuke Yamauchi on their successful collaborative Medical Research Future Fund ovarian cancer research grant. Led by Dr Carlos Salomon Gallo, the study will focus on circulating tumour markers encapsulated in small extracellular vesicles called exosomes, which mediate signalling between cells, to improve early ovarian cancer diagnostics.

Dr Amirali Popat

The study will deliver an aid for earlier and more accurate diagnosis of epithelial ovarian cancer and will be better able to monitor responses to treatment compared with current methods. Hopefully, leading to personalised treatments being delivered earlier to patients and improving survival rates by using this novel system that mimics the biological processes and structures of the body.