Centre for Cancer Biology
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General Enquiries

Ms Anna Nitschke
PA to Prof. Angel Lopez

Centre for Cancer Biology
SA Pathology
PO Box 14 Rundle Mall
Adelaide SA 5000

Tel: 61 8  8222 3422
Fax:61 8  8232 4092



Centre for Cancer Biology

The Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB) studies the fundamental causes of cancer in order to find new ways to prevent and treat the disease.

Established within SA Pathology as a hub for innovative science leading to breakthrough therapies, CCB is jointly headed by Professors Angel Lopez and Sharad Kumar and currently hosts 21 full time research group leaders and their teams.

The 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 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.

Centre for Cancer Biology Update

Professor Angel Lopez has been elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science

26th March 2014

Election to the fellowship is one of the most significant honour for a scientist in Australia. Professor Lopez has been recognised for his research on cytokines and growth factors and how ......


The CCB wins $6.67 million NHMRC Program grant to lead fight against leukaemia

18th February 2014

Led by Professor Angel Lopez, the research is designed to track down the mechanisms that control blood cell formation and how cell abnormalities play a part in the progression of the disease, and its return post remission.

Securing the prestigious NHMRC Program grant for the next five years – one of only......


Professor Kumar awarded the 2013 FAOBMB Research Excellence Award

18th December 2013

At a special symposium of the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB) held in Singapore Professor Sharad Kumar was presented the prestigious annual FAOBMB Research Excellence Award......


6th Barossa Meeting November 20-23, 2013

25th November 2013

The 6th Barossa Meeting concluded on Saturday with a high power session in what was a stellar program of outstanding international and national speakers. A fully-booked meeting the participants were treated to a scientific feast that covered the latest cancer discoveries......


NHMRC and ARC successes for the CCB

8th November 2013

The CCB was the recipient of 9 grants with a total value of $5,939,942in the recent NHMRC Grant round. With a the success rate was of 32% (about twice the national average) it was particularly......


Postgraduate Projects 2014

25th September 2013

The CCB aims to be a hub of internationally recognised cancer research excellence, achieving tangible outcomes for cancer patients. A key platform within this goal is to foster high quality postgraduate studies ......