Dr David Yip wins 2013 CCB Early Career Researcher Award

Mast cells have long been recognised as active participants in the allergic response.

New findings by the CCB Mast Cell Laboratory show that inflammatory properties in certain immune settings can be reduced by vitamin D3 metabolite administration.

Centre for Cancer Biology

Centre for Cancer Biology

The Centre for Cancer Biology carries out a world-class program of innovative research, making breakthrough discoveries in the fundamental causes of cancer, and translating these discoveries into new ways to prevent and treat this disease.

Established in partnership with SA Pathology and now embarking on a significant cooperative partnership with the University of South Australia, our laboratories carry out research in the areas of gene regulation, molecular signalling, disease-specific research, translational oncology and cancer genomics.

In addition to these laboratories, our ACRF Genomics Facility is providing access to state-of-the-art genomics research equipment, computing technology and bioinformatics expertise to the Centre for Cancer Biology and the wider research community.

Translation of new discoveries into clinical practice is strengthened by the co-localization of the laboratories within a single centre, as well as its proximity to the Royal Adelaide Hospital along with its clinical resources, the University of South Australia and the University of Adelaide, with which it shares key research facilities.

The CCB also has alliances with leading pharmaceutical companies to rapidly exploit new discoveries. The Centre aims to be a hub of internationally recognized cancer research “excellence”, achieving tangible outcomes for cancer patients.