Head and Neck Cancer

Dr Orazio Vittorio: copper as a therapeutic target in brain cancer

Dr Orazio Vittorio is project leader in the Tumour Biology and Targeting Program at the ChildrenÂ’s Cancer Institute and conjoint lecturer at the University of NSW. His research is focussed on the development of innovative strategies for the treatment of neuroblastoma and glioblastoma.

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Challenge: can you describe the aim of your research in 10 words? Increasing our knowledge of tumour biology to better target cancer. What have you discovered in this area so far? I have discovered that cancer cells, such as neuroblastoma and glioblastoma, need more copper to grow than normal cells do. Drugs that reduce the ...

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