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Sara Wahlroos: The Effect of Exercise in combination with chemotherapy on breast cancer tumour biology, immunology and vascularisation - a non-pharmaceutical approach to current oncology treatment?

RESEARCH TYPE
T2,T3
PROGRAM
Flagship 3 Scholarships & Awards
TAGS
    Breast Cancer
    Treatment
STATUS
In Progress

In this study, Sara will examine the effect of exercise in mice with different breast cancer subtypes, to assess whether exercise has an additional effect in reducing tumour growth when combined with systemic therapy and will also investigate biological changes that may occur with the addition of exercise - what mechanisms are triggered or inhibited that help to kill cancer cells. In parallel, Sara will investigate the effect of exercise in a small cohort of women undergoing systemic treatment for early breast cancer which will allow her to compare and translate findings across both pre-clinical and clinical models. 

Scholarship Awarded:

  • Name: Sara Wahlroos
  • Member Group: Garvan Institute of Medical Research
  • Year and Duration: 2017 for two years
  • Amount: Top Up $40,000

Select Publications/Presentations:

Wahlroos S, "The Effect of Exercise in combination with chemotherapy on breast cancer tumour biology, immunology and vascularisation - a non-pharmaceutical approach to current oncology treatment?", Oral Presentation, SCITRS 2017.

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