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New target to beat cancer drug resistance

New target to beat cancer drug resistance

University of Queensland researchers have identified a novel drug target with the potential to overcome drug resistance and prevent tumour regrowth in cancer patients.
Associate Professor Helmut Schaider from UQ’s Frazer Institute said the newly identified molecule was not currently a target for treatment, opening the potential for drug development.

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World-first skin cancer treatment for transplant patients seeks investor backing

Researchers are appealing for funding to launch clinical trials into a novel drug which could prevent and treat skin cancer in transplant patients.

The University of Queensland’s Frazer Institute Associate Professor James Wells said the novel drug was discovered and developed in partnership with UniQuest’s Queensland Emory Drug Discovery Initiative (QEDDI), a small molecule drug discovery capability based at UQ’s St Lucia campus.

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