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Dr Amanda Swain, Development and Cancer team

We are studying the molecular and cellular events that lead to the formation of organs such as the prostate, gonad and adrenal glands and how these events contribute to tumour formation and progression.

Prostate development and cancer are dependent on the action of sexual hormones and our studies focus on how steroid producing cells of the gonad and adrenal gland arise and function, and how male specific steroids and other pathways regulate the development of the prostate and contribute to prostate cancer.

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