University of Sydney
Metastasis is the leading cause of mortality, being responsible for >90% of cancer related deaths. To date, there has been limited progress in the development of treatments that can specifically inhibit the onset and progression of metastasis.
"My research has been focused on understanding metastasis, identifying molecular markers that control this process and developing novel treatment strategies designed to inhibit metastatic progression."
Another major interest for Zaklina's research group is the tumour microenvironment (TME) and how communication betweeen cancer cells and the surrounding TME can influence cancer progression, metastasis and recurrence.