Blood Cancer Therapeutics Laboratory

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Blood Cancer Therapeutics Lab

Blood Cancer Therapeutics Laboratory's research seeks to evaluate novel ways to treat haematological malignancies, with a particular focus on leukaemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma. By determining the molecular mechanisms underpinning specific blood cancers, we are developing novel therapeutic strategies for translation into clinical trials.  Our location within the Monash Health Translation Precinct uniquely places the laboratory in a position to develop our scientific discoveries from bench to bedside.

Major themes include, oncogenic transcription, epigenetic therapies, lymphoma genomics and rational targeting of the MYC oncogene.

Research news highlights

Group Head

Associate Professor Jake Shortt

A/Prof Jake Shortt Video presentation (9.37min) published by Leukaemia Foundation to mark 2018 World Lymphoma Awareness Day.  A/Prof Shortt answers some of the most common questions about non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Meet the team


Other staff and students

Research Assistant

  • Dr Matteo Costacurta
  • Ms Belinda Maher

PhD Student and Consultant Haematologist

  • Dr Maciej Tatarczuch