Dr Heidi Hilton - Funded 2016 & 2017

PROJECT: Generation and use of novel model systems to study steroid hormone action in the breast

GOAL: To understanding the relationship between hormones (progesterone and estrogen) and their roles in normal breast development, but how their actions might go awry and increase breast cancer risk.

This exceptional woman is Dr Heidi Hilton, and she is one of two cancer researchers funded by Fight on the Beaches in 2015. She received an additional 12 months funding through Fight on the Beaches in 2016 to further her work.

Dr Hilton has a unique understanding of cancer research and its importance having been successfully treated for breast cancer herself.

Dr Hilton hopes her breast cancer research will help us understand how abnormal hormone action may increase the risk of getting breast cancer, and how to prevent it.

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