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The 2012 Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer funds go to:

Women’s cancers (including breast, endometrial and ovarian)

Nicole Cloonan, Jonathan Beesley
Functional evaluation of breast cancer susceptibility loci through identification of genomic regulatory regions in sub-populations of cells from reduction mammoplasties

Susan Jordan
Factors that influence survival in women with epithelial ovarian cancer – a population-based approach

Andreas Möller
Tumour-derived exosomes as predictive markers of breast cancer metastasis

Adrian Wiegmans
Small molecule screening for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer

Christina Wong
Generation of a bone and brain metastasis model in breast cancer

Cancers of the digestive system (including bowel, oesophageal and pancreatic)

Georgia Chenevix-Trench
Identification of the gene for a novel syndrome: gastric adenocarcinoma and proximal polyposis of the stomach (GAPPS)

Lutz Krause
Identifying epigenetic modifications caused by tobacco smoking, the most preventable and largest cause of cancer in Australia

Graham Radford-Smith, Lisa Simms
Optimizing the use of colonoscopy in Queensland: the application of clinical and faecal biomarkers to the management of both the symptomatic and screening patient populations

Vicki Whitehall
Genomic Changes that alter the Epigenomic Landscape

Blood cancers

Steven Lane
Understanding leukaemia stem cell transformation by CDX2 in acute myeloid leukaemia

Kelli MacDonald, Kate Markey
Characterisation of phenotype and function Tc17 cells in chronic graft versus host disease

John Miles
Engineering stronger T cell ligands through organic and synthetic combinatorial biochemistry

Prostate cancer

Carolin Offenhäuser
Phosphoproteomic profiling and pathway analysis of Eph/ephrin signalling in prostate cancer

Skin cancers (including melanoma and basal cells carcinomas)

Ken Dutton-Regester, Michael Gartside
Development of novel diagnostic methodologies for improving targeted drug strategies in the treatment of metastatic melanoma

Graham Kay, Graeme Walker, Lutz Krause
Identification of novel genes involved in melanoma progression

Brain cancers

Andrea Schuessler
Functional analysis of human cytomegalovirus encoded US28 protein and its potential role for immune evasion of glioblastoma


Vanessa Beesley
GO PRO – Getting the most Out of Patient Reported Outcomes datasets


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