Novel approaches to cancer therapeutics

Aleksi Suo

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Aleksi Suo
Second Year Medicine (Graduate)
University of Wollongong

Aleksi received his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology & Immunology from the University of British Columbia, where he previously studied T-cell signalling in cytokine-induced migration.


Advancements in our understanding of the biology of cancer have progressed dramatically over the past decade. The application of cutting-edge molecular profiling techniques analysing the cancer genome is elucidating an appreciable amount of information. This data is now being integrated into a catalogue that is providing researchers with a revolutionary roadmap of the molecular mechanisms behind cancer. Recent accomplishments in cancer research are also being introduced into the clinic through the development of innovative diagnostic technologies and targeted therapies. Lessons from the past, along with novel therapeutic approaches being developed today, have stimulated an optimistic promise for tomorrow’s fight against cancer.