The University of Newcastle, Australia

NHMRC funding success 2016

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Conjoint Associate Professor Prudence Francis has been awarded more than $722,000 in NHMRC Project Grant funding commencing in 2016 for her research project SOFT and TEXT premenopausal randomised adjuvant endocrine breast cancer trials.


About the project

SOFT and TEXT trials enrolled premenopausal women with hormone-sensitive early breast cancer to assess if post-operative hormone treatment that included ovarian function suppression plus tamoxifen, or an aromatase inhibitor exemestane, could improve outcomes.  Initial results indicate fewer breast cancer recurrences with the treatment combination of ovarian suppression plus exemestane as compared with tamoxifen, and follow-up of women in these trials can show if overall survival can be improved.

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