Boosting the human body’s fight against melanoma


Scientists at Centenary have uncovered a new pathway in the body which fights cancer; paving the way for the development of drugs that improve the prognosis of patients with melanoma and other types of cancer.

“Sadly, Australia has one of the highest rate of melanoma in the world, with more than 1800 Australians dying from the disease each year. Our research has improved our understanding of how the body mounts the anti-cancer immune response but has also opened up ways scientists can develop new therapies to target this cell type in melanoma,” says Stuart Cook of Centenary’s Skin Imaging and Inflammation laboratory, the lead author on the paper.

Read the full media release.

Latest News

Gut microbiome link to deadly lung disease

Research has shown for the first time a link between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an often fatal lung condition, and the gut microbiome.

How the humble sea sponge helped scientists unravel a 700 million-year-old mystery of evolution

Researchers have discovered the existence of an ancient genetic code conserved over 700 million years of evolution.

New understanding of how proteins operate

A ground-breaking discovery by Centenary Institute scientists shines new light on the nature of proteins and how they exist and operate in the human body.


News Topics



Sign up for our latest News