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Professor Jane Visvader elected to Australian Academy of Science
Date:3/26/2012

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"This is a well-deserved award for the remarkable work that Professor Visvader, Professor Lindeman and their excellent team have done to identify breast stem cells," Professor Strasser said. "Their studies have provided important insights into how breast cancer can develop from genetic mutations in breast stem cells and their progeny."

Professor Adams said the isolation of breast stem cells created intense excitement for many scientists. "This discovery not only electrified all the scientists studying how the breast and other organs develop, but also provided important insights for those scientists exploring the amazing ability of stem cells to generate diverse progeny cells," he said.

"Professor Visvader and her remarkable team, jointly led by Professor Geoff Lindeman, have gone on to define the full genealogy of cells in the breast, and to clarify which of those cells gives rise to different types of breast cancer," Professor Adams said. "These achievements have significantly advanced the field of breast cancer research, and the impact of Professor Visvader's research will be seen for many years to come."


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