April 26, 2018

A spotlight on research

Changes that occur as lung cancer progresses

Through the Deep Manchanda/Lung Foundation Australia Early Career co-funded Fellowship in Lung Cancer 2016/17, Dr Atiqur Rahman from the University of Newcastle, is undertaking his research project, in the lab of Professor Phil Hansbro, titled: Elucidating and targeting genomic and epigenetic changes in the development and progression of lung cancer.

Atiqur’s research aims to identify changes that occur as lung cancer progresses using a world-first short-term mouse model of cigarette-smoke/tobacco carcinogen-induced lung cancer. It will identify early genetic changes in lung cancer such as when adenomas (benign) progress to adenocarcinomas (cancerous). The research hopes to advance diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer to improve the lives of people living with this disease.

This award was made possible by a generous donation from the Manchanda Family in memory of Deep Manchanda who died of lung cancer. Through our Research Awards Program, Lung Foundation Australia raises funds to support research into the cause, treatment and cure of all lung conditions. Find out more or show your support at lungfoundation.com.au/donate