Agent of Change – Renea Taylor – Cutting-Edge Medicine, Prostate Cancer

Agent of Change – Renea Taylor – Cutting-Edge Medicine, Prostate Cancer


– More than 17,000 men in Australia are diagnosed with
prostate cancer every year, so I decided to change it. We’re really interested in understanding the type of prostate cancer
that men are diagnosed with. One in six men will be
diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, we
need know to about that from the beginning of diagnosis, so that we can tailor treatments
specifically for them. Our job as scientists
is to try and understand the pathogenesis of prostate cancer. So in our laboratory we
take prostate cancer samples and we try and understand
the defining features of each of those tumours. And it’s about us being smart enough to tailor treatments for men with each of these
different types of tumours. And in doing so, trying
to improve treatments for patients who develop prostate cancer.

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