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19 May 2021
  • Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

VCCC Grand Round Breast Cancer with Associate Professor Peter Simpson

Invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) of the breast – it's more heterogeneous than we think

ILC is the most commonly diagnosed histological type of breast cancer. Tumours have a characteristic dis-cohesive and invasive growth pattern that is underpinned by mutational inactivation of the CDH1 (E-cadherin) gene.

In this webinar, Associate Professor Peter Simpson (University of Queensland) will present an overview of ICL of the breast. He will review how some tumours are histological grade two and oestrogen receptor positive, and how there are a diverse series of morphological and molecular features that challenge the idea of homogeneous and indolent tumour subtypes.

Associate Professor Peter Simpson
Associate Professor Peter Simpson holds a joint teaching and research position at the University of Queensland (UQ), teaching Pathology to year one and year two medical students enrolled on the Faculty of Medicine MD Program and is a Research Group Leader at the Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR). He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Science in the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, and he is a member of the International Cancer Genome Consortium (Breast Cancer Group). He has almost 20 years’ experience undertaking molecular pathology research to better understand the development and progression of breast and lung cancer.

Wednesday 19 May 2021