Grant helps vaccine trials
THE National Health and Medical Research Council has awarded cancer researcher Professor Bruce Robinson and his team a $2.5 million grant for a vaccine to shrink cancerous tumours.
The UWA Medicine and Pharmacology School professor said the vaccine planned to roll out human trials within a year.
“Our aim is to discover these mutations using modern DNA sequencing methods then to introduce vaccines containing the cancer mutations into another part of the body to force the immune system to ‘wake up’ and go on the attack, and to shrink a tumour,” he said. “We are administering such vaccines to animals and this grant will allow us to progress and work out the best methods of vaccine design and delivery for human trials.”
Professor Bruce Robinson was awarded a grant for research.