Monday, 15 May 2017

"Targeting the cells that mediate breast cancer risk to lower incidence", 18 May

This week's Hudson Seminar will be held, Thursday 18th May 2017 at 12.00pm-1.00pm in Seminar rooms 1 & 2, Level 2, TRF Building.
The speaker will be Dr Kara Britt, Team leader, Cancer Genetics & Genomics Laboratory, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. 

She will be presenting "Targeting the cells that mediate breast cancer risk to lower incidence"

A light lunch and refreshments will follow the presentation. 

Dr Kara Britt is a Team Leader within the research division at PeterMac. Her work is largely focussed around breast cancer prevention and early treatment.
Kara obtained her PhD from Monash University and Prince Henry’s in 2004 studying the role of estrogen in the ovary under the mentorship of Jock Findlay and Evan Simpson. Following her PhD studies Kara changed fields to work on the role of mammary stem cells in breast cancer as a CJ Martin fellow in Alan Ashworth’s lab at the Institute of Cancer Research in London.
She returned home and worked with Gail Risbridger at Monash University, continuing her work on stem cells and also breast stromal cells. In 2012 she moved to PeterMac where her work has since been focused on trying to understand breast cancer risk in order to develop preventative therapies.
Her work has been supported by a VCA early career fellowship, NBCF Early Career Fellowship, an NHMRC New Investigator grant and NBCF concept and pilot grants.

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