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30 Nov 2022
  • VCCC Alliance
  • University of Western Australia

From Concept to Clinic and Back

VCCC Alliance Grand Round Breast Cancer with Associate Professor Andrew Redfern

Associate Professor Andrew Redfern will showcase the latest developments in breast cancer-related research currently ongoing in Western Australia. 

The future application of a number of areas critical to future research and treatment of breast cancers will be covered in this session. From the basic biology of novel unexplored molecular drivers of cancer, through the translation of epithelial mesenchymal transition in broad cancer treatment resistance and stromal immunology in bladder cancer treatment, to the application of mammographic density to breast cancer management and the overcoming of Indigenous disadvantage in a range of cancers. 

Associate Professor Andrew Redfern

Andrew Redfern is Associate Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Western Australia, Associate Director for Clinical Strategy at Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth, and Medical Director of Linear Clinical Research specialising in early phase human trials.

Beyond a clinical practice treating breast and urological cancers, he is principal investigator for a range of clinical trials across all phases and has a portfolio of translational research initiatives. His research interests centre around growth signalling and mechanisms of chemotherapy and hormone therapy resistance in cancer, differentiation and EMT in cancer progression, tumour-stroma interactions and Indigenous cancer biology. Andy is also chairman and lead clinician of the State Breast Cancer Collaborative and is on scientific advisory boards for the Cancer Council of Western Australia and the Australasian Breast Cancer Trials Group.

VCCC Alliance Grand Rounds

The VCCC Alliance Research and Education (R&E Lead) Breast Cancer program has developed a learning environment where researchers and clinical care teams can share information to improve cancer outcomes.

The VCCC Alliance Breast Cancer Grand Round aims to provide a shared view of what is happening in the development of breast cancer care and is helping to stimulate discussion and collaborations among experienced and novice researchers and clinicians.

For further information on the program, please contact Jasper de Boer, VCCC Alliance Program Manager, Distributed Leadership 

Wednesday 30 November

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