Dr Shweta Tikoo

Breast Cancer

 New South Wales

Shweta's project has focused on gaining a better understanding of the microenvironment that exists in breast tumours in order to contain and isolate cancer cells, which in turn could lead to better treatment and survival chances for patients.

She has been interested in establishing a model to study the spread of breast cancer cells to distant organs, and the role of immune cells in this process. ‘If we can understand how these cells mediate the spread of the disease, we can devise strategies to combat metastasis,’ explains Shweta.