Personal details

Name
Associate Professor Sally-Anne Stephenson
Position(s)
Associate Professor
Faculty of Health,
School - Biomedical Sciences
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Biomedical Sciences - CDA
Discipline *
Oncology and Carcinogenesis
Phone
+61 7 3443 7340
Fax
+61 7 3138 6039
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (University of Queensland), B.Sc (Hons) (University of Queensland)

Keywords

Receptor tyrosine kinases, Epithelial cancers, Prostate cancer, Breast cancer, Small molecule inhibitors, Post-translational modification

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Research theme: Health
Research discipline: Cell and Molecular Biosciences
Research area

  • The role of the EphB4 receptor tyrosine kinase in epithelial cancers

The EphB4 receptor tyrosine kinase is over-expressed in cancer cells and contributes to tumour development by promoting angiogenesis, increasing cancer cell survival, and facilitating invasion and migration. Evidence points strongly to the fact that EphB4 is a good target for the development of anti-cancer therapies, so a major aim of our research is to develop monoclonal antibody strategies to target EphB4 in breast and prostate cancers. Related research studies will improve our understanding of the biology of this important cancer-related protein.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Sally-Anne Stephenson.

Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.