Larger Thoracic Cancer Research Program, conducted by the Australian Center for Microbiological Research, received $ 3 million from philanthropist Sir Owen Glenne.
The program explores the relationship between intestinal and liver cancer, optimizes the treatment and allows microbiology to evaluate the effects of immunotherapy on cancer.
Center for Microbiology Studies Co-operation between the St. George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation, UNSW Sydney and the local health zone in South East Sydney.
MRC is located at the UNSW Medicine & nbsp; St. George & Sutherland Clinical School, located in St George's Hospital. The Center, led by UNSW Medical Professor Emad El-Omar, unites scientists and clinicians at one campus to support research programs to study the effects of obesity, diabetes, fetal health, allergies and malignant neoplasms.
Sir Owen, one of New Zealand's most successful entrepreneurs, hopes to find effective ways to treat these diseases by investing in liver cancer research, organizing charity activities and organizing charity events for millions of people. the world. Sir Owen was diagnosed with hepatic cancer in 2012 and underwent treatment.
The research program, which has been held for more than three years, is headed by Aman Zekry, Associate Professor of Medicine, UNICEF.
"At the stage of liver cancer development, the results will have the major preventative results associated with the early detection of patients with the development of liver cancer," said Zekri.
"At present we study the interaction of microbiias, its metabolites and immune and inflammatory reactions. Based on the results, we plan to conduct pre-clinical interventional research to investigate the role of intestinal microbiomyopathy in reducing liver dysfunction and reducing liver cancer development, "he said.
In order to strengthen the program, Professor Elmar Omar has established national and international cooperation with experts in this area.
Professor Rodney Phillips, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at UNSW, said: "Research by UNICEF Clinical Academics led by Professor Emad El Omar is truly world-class. We are striving to provide such large-scale investments in cancer research and have a real impact on the community. "
Director General of the St. George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation, Mr. Jaki Stratford, said Sir Owen's gifts were a personal donation to the St. George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation.