December 07, 2018 0 comments

Reaching New Heights in Breast Cancer Research

We’ve previously funded Dr Bill Panagopoulos, located at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research. He has an exciting update he’d like to share, below:

“I have been awarded the Peter Doherty Biomedical Early Career Research Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council, with four years of funding from 2019.

Dr Bill Panagopoulos

My project will focus on factors within the tumour microenvironment that promote the growth and spread of breast cancer tumours, a continuation of my research efforts into identifying new therapeutic targets for the treatment of breast cancer. This ties in with my Early Career Fellowship awarded by Australian Breast Cancer Research (ABCR), in partnership with The Hospital Research Foundation.

I will be moving from the BHI to Professor Andrew Zannettino’s laboratory, located within the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, to complete my research.

My presence will continue at the BHI, as I’m co-supervising PhD student Mr Christopher DiFelice. I will also be supervising a Research Assistant undertaking my Tour de Cure Grant, researching our body’s cancer fighting T cells to prevent breast cancer from returning after it has been surgically removed.

I would like to express my appreciation to everyone for their continued support and awarding me the Early Career Fellowship. I am grateful to all the donors who support ABCR, providing opportunities for researchers like myself to make a difference.”

We wish Dr Panagopoulos the best of luck for this exciting time in his research career and look forward to updating you on his achievements.

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