In today’s edition of The Oncology Podcast, Rachael Babin talks to Dr Michelle McDonald from the Garvan Institute about her research on bone metastasis and intravital imaging.
Dr Michelle McDonald is Group Leader of the Bone Microenvironment Group at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. Her research career spans over 18 years, attaining her PhD in 2008. Her current research team aims to develop new strategies to target cells of the bone environment to prevent tumour growth both within bone and spreading from bone to other sites.
Using a specialised live animal imaging technique, Michelle visualises interactions between single tumour cells and bone cells, investigating how these interactions control the growth and behaviour of tumour cells in bone. Her work has recently attracted a number of competitive grants and spans collaborations with academic and industry partners internationally.
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With thanks to Dr Michelle McDonald, Mark Evans from Cancer Council NSW and Graham Knowles.
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