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Exosomes may be key to changing the conversation in ovarian cancer

Dr Carlos Salomon Gallo is a senior research fellow at the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research where he leads the Exome Biology Laboratory. His research focuses on the role of small extracellular vesicles called exosomes, in reproductive biology, including pregnancy and its complications, as well as gynaecological oncology. He has recently received a an NHMRC investigator grant and an MRFF’s Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative grant, to extend his work in ovarian cancer.

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Can you sum up this research project in 10 words? This project utilises exosomes for real-time monitoring of ovarian cancer progression. What have you previously discovered in this area? When ovarian cancer is identified early, treatment reduces the possibility of progression to an aggressive phenotype by 80%. Recently, we completed a project analysing the protein ...

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